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Attending the Bhikshuni Ordination in Taiwan - 12 November–17 December 2015
Ordaining in the Mahayana tradition as a Vajrayana practitioner
Uploaded 10 Jun 2016
Life in the Red – The Long Journey to Really Being Daughters of the Buddha
A Buddhist nun in Australia takes the road less traveled to a meaningful monastic life
Uploaded 20 Nov 2015
"Reflections from the Land of Rivers": Rangamati, First Encounter with the Chittagong Hill Tracts
In the second article in this series, I share my personal reflections on my journey to Bangladesh from 25 May–4 June. I have written this as a diary. 26–27 May After an overnight bus ride from Dhaka
Uploaded 21 Nov 2014
The Urgency of Recognition: Female Buddhist monastics in Bangladesh
After a long interlude in which the Theravada Bhikkhuni Sangha was presumed extinct, the Sri Lankan lineage was re-established in 1998 at Bodhgaya with the help of Chinese Buddhist nuns. Recent progre
Uploaded 23 May 2014
Studying Nuns’ Ordination: How monastics in the academy can make a difference in the real world
In some Buddhist communities, increasing prestige is accorded to those who earn a degree in Buddhist Studies. Monks and nuns who obtain a PhD in their field of research (and their numbers are growing)
Uploaded 1 Feb 2014
Traditionally-minded Buddhists will benefit most from fully ordained nuns
Every Buddhist would find it difficult to contest the idea that Buddhism values spiritual authority. Buddhism’s need for legitimate transmission inevitably means upholding the monastic sangha as the p
Uploaded 24 Sep 2013
Traditionally-minded Buddhists will benefit most from fully ordained nuns
Every Buddhist would find it difficult to contest the idea that Buddhism values spiritual authority. Buddhism’s need for legitimate transmission inevitably means upholding the monastic sangha as the p
Uploaded 24 Sep 2013
Bhikkhunis in Thailand and the West
Jacqueline Kramer, author of Buddha Mom-the Path of Mindful Mothering and 10 Spiritual Practices for Busy parents, has been studying and practicing Buddhism for over 30 years in the Sri Lankan Therava
Uploaded 20 Mar 2013
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