The bhikshuni sangha in the West and its future

A talk given at the Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts in Taipei, Taiwan (ROC). In English with Chinese translation.

  • The three current extant vinaya lineages
  • What it’s like for western women to take the bhikshuni ordination
  • The situation for Tibetan nuns
  • Starting Sravasti Abbey
  • Bhikshuni ordination in the Theravadan tradition
  • The present status of bhikshuni ordination in the West and in Asia
  • What do you see for the future of Western Buddhism?
  • What are the barriers to bhikshuni ordination in the Tibetan tradition?
  • What is the importance of an ordained sangha in Budddhism?

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