Higher Ordination

Some articles on higher ordination, ordination:

Amarapura Nikaya - History
... By the mid 18th century, upasampada (higher ordination, as distinct from samanera or novice ordination) had become extinct in Sri Lanka again ... Siyam Nikaya conspired and succeeded in restricting the Nikaya's higher ordination only to the Govigama caste ... provinces were denied access to a valid ordination lineage ...
Salagama - Origin - Buddhist Revival
... By the mid 18th century, upasampada (higher ordination, as distinct from samanera or novice ordination) had become extinct in Sri Lanka ... within the newly created Siyam Nikaya conspired and succeeded in restricting the Nikaya's higher ordination only to the Radala and Govigama caste, Sitinamaluwe Dhammajoti (Durawa) being the last ... Sri Lanka, departed for Burma with a group of novices to seek a new succession of Higher ordination ...
Siam Nikaya - Religious Power
... By the mid-18th century, upasampada (higher ordination, as distinct from samanera or novice ordination) had become extinct in Sri Lanka again ... group within the newly created Siyam Nikaya conspired and succeeded in restricting the Nikaya's higher ordination only to the Govigama caste ... The Siyam Nikaya traditionally grants Higher ordination only to the Radala and Govigama castes ...

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