Public Ordinations at Vijayaloka

Public Ordinations at Vijayaloka

Saturday 2 October 10:30am – 3pm at Vijayaloka Retreat Centre in Minto Heights

On Saturday the 2nd of October the following men will all be ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order here at Vijayaloka:

  • Jonathan O'Keeffe from Melbourne
  • Max McMullin from Sydney
  • Rich Batsford from Adelaide

A Public Ordination is a powerful and joyous occasion and all are welcome. If you would like to attend, please let us know using the booking form below unless you are a Dharmachari already booked on the National Order Gathering.

The ceremony begins at 11:30am. Please plan to arrive from 10:30am.

Dharmacharis may wish to join the National Order Gathering which starts the day before and the Post-Ordination Retreat which follows on, which all of the new Dharmacharis will be on.


Time Activity
10:30am Arrive
11:30am Public Ordination Ceremonies
3pm Depart

Where to Find Us

The event is at Vijayaloka Retreat Centre in Minto Heights.


Vijayaloka's address for use in sat-navs is 36 Howard Road, Minto Heights NSW 2566. Travel time from central Sydney is about one hour.

There is a blue sign at Vijayaloka's entrance. Enter there and then park the car park immediately on your right.


Vijayaloka is very easy to access by train. The closest train station is Minto which is on the T8 Airport Line towards MacArthur and Campbelltown. Travel time is about 50 minutes from Central. You can take a taxi from the bottle shop across the road from the station, or an Uber.

If you are travelling from outside Sydney and don't have an Opal card, you can use any contactless credit/debit card to travel on Sydney Trains.