Bhikshuni ordination

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This talk was given during the 2005-2006 Vajrasattva winter retreat at Sravasti Abbey.

  • History of bhikshuni ordination from the Buddha’s time to the present
  • The main vinaya lineages
  • The dispersion of bhikshuni lineages
  • Bhikshuni ordination and lineage in the Tibetan tradition

Bhikshuni ordination history (download)

See also: A new possibility: Introducing full ordination for women into the Tibetan Buddhist tradition

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