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A series of articles published as Preparing for Ordination, a booklet prepared by Venerable Thubten Chodron and available for free distribution.

Bhikkhu, Thanissaro. The Buddhist Monastic Code. (For free distribution. Contact: The Abbot, Metta Forest Monastery, P.O. Box 1409, Valley Center, CA 92082 USA, 1994.)

Chodron, Thubten, ed. Blossoms of the Dharma: Living as a Buddhist Nun. Berkeley: North Atlantic Books, 2000.

Dhirasekera, Jotiya. Buddhist Monastic Discipline. Sri Lanka: Ministry of Higher Education Research Publication Series, 1982.

The Essentials of the Rules of Discipline for Sramanera and Sramanerikas. The Daily Requisites of Vinaya. English translator unknown. Los Angeles: International Buddhist Progress Society, 1988.

Gyatso, Tenzin. Advice from Buddha Shakyamuni Concerning a Monk’s Discipline. Dharamsala, India: Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, 1982.

Hanh, Thich Nhat. For a Future to Be Possible. Berkeley, Parallax Press, 1993.

Hirakawa, Akira. Monastic Discipline for the Buddhist Nuns. Patna: K.P. Jayaswal Research Institute, 1982.

Horner, I.B. The Book of the Discipline, Part I-IV. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd., 1982.

The Profound Path of Peace, Issue No. 12, Feb. 1993. International Kagyu Sangha Association (c/o Gampo Abbey, Pleasant Bay, N.S. BOE 2PO, Canada).

Tekchok, Geshe. Monastic Rites. London: Wisdom Publications, 1985.

Tsomo, Karma Lekshe, ed. Sakyadhita: Daughters of the Buddha. New York: Snow Lion Publications, 1989.

Tsomo, Karma Lekshe. Sisters in Solitude: Two Traditions of Monastic Ethics for Women. Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 1996.

Wijayaratna, Mohan. Buddhist Monastic Life. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.

Yin, Venerable Bhikshuni Wu. Choosing Simplicity: A Commentary on the Bhikshuni Pratimoksa. Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2001.

Yin, Venerable Wu. Teachings on the Bhikshuni Pratimoksa. (Set of audio tapes made at Life as a Western Buddhist Nun, Bodhgaya, India, 1996. Contact: American Evergreen Buddhist Association, 13000 NE 84th St., Kirkland WA 98033, USA.)

German version: Weiterführende Literatur

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