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March 02, 2018
Buddhist Naming Ceremony in Kendal Cumbria 25 February 2018
Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa (The Head of Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester) has taught BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal He gave The Panca Sila (The Five Precepts) and Buddhist names to Upasaka Nanda from Keswick Buddhist Group and to Upasika Sunandā (the feminine final a is a long ā with a bar on top) from BGKT, in a Ceremony at Fellside Centre Kendal.

Nanda means delight and Sunandā means greatest delight.

The most famous Nanda is Nanda Thera who was the half-brother of the Buddha. He became a Monk and achieved Arahantship. The Buddha stated that Nanda was the greatest of his disciples in self-control. The best known Sunandā was the wife of Buddha Kassapa.

For further information see

Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G.P. Malalasekera. Published by The PTS Pali Text Society.

Nanda Volume II pages 10 - 17

Sunanda Volume III pages 1209-1210
htp://www.palikanon.com/english/pali_names/dic_idx.html
http://www.palikanon.com/english/pali_names/n/nanda.htm
http://www.palikanon.com/english/pali_names/ka/kassapa.htm

Sutta Dictionary
http://dictionary.sutta.org/
http://dictionary.sutta.org/browse/n/nanda
http://dictionary.sutta.org/browse/k/kassapa

Photograph of Venerable Piyatissa at the ceremony
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