The Abbey celebrates the arrival of 32 volumes of the annotated edition of the Nanshan Vinaya, a collection of Buddha’s teachings for monastics.
Tag Archives | bhikshuni ordination
The current situation, progress and future outlook for Buddhist nuns in the West. The status of bhikshuni ordination in the three vinaya lineages.
Prison work and how it has transformed those in prison. The Dalai Lama’s skill as a teacher and working with him on their book. The process of becoming a nun.
The challenges of being a Buddhist nun in the West and what was learned from them. Advice for those thinking about Buddhist ordination.
What it means to live as a Nun in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition in the west.
A monastic aspirant is given advice on examining oneself for hidden negative motivations, and a novice nun wonders how to think about bhikshuni ordination.
Statements made by His Holiness the Dalai Lama during the Jangchup Lamrim teachings regarding bhikṣuṇī ordination and the geshe-ma degree.
Monastic life may be viewed as restrictive but actually offers freedom from distractions and freedom to practice. Looking at the benefits and difficulties.
A detailed look at the arguments for and against the revival of bhikkhunī ordination in the Theravada tradition.
How ordination is different in the three living Buddhist traditions, and why the path to full ordination is so difficult for women.