The role of the sangha in preserving and spreading the Dharma. The relationship of the monastic and lay communities. The vision for the Abbey’s future.
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There are many ways to consider one’s desire to ordain. Motivation is the most important factor.
Venerable Thubten Pende shares her experiences of receiving ordination in Taiwan.
A personal account of how westerners met Tibetan Buddhist teachers, studied and practiced the Dharma in Asia and then brought Buddhist teachings to the West.
Venerable Chodron provides a short history of the issues surrounding ordination for women.
A discussion on various topics of daily life in the community, applicants for ordination, the roles of residents, and creating a monastery in the West.
The Abbey celebrates the arrival of 32 volumes of the annotated edition of the Nanshan Vinaya, a collection of Buddha’s teachings for monastics.
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.