In place of the usual Saturday night Dhamma talk on May 17, 2014, Abhayagiri Monastery celebrated three ordinations. After a year of anāgārika training, Anāgārika Anthony took on the brown robes of a novice monk. Ajahn Pasanno gave him the name Sāmaṇera Khantiko, which means “the patient one.” After living here for several months as laypeople, Doug and John donned white robes and joined the noble order of anāgārikas. Sāmaṇera Khantiko’s mother and two of John’s friends attended the ceremony.
Audio recording of Ajahn Pasanno’s advice to the newly gone forth