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Buddhist nuns

Guidance from teachers of various Buddhist traditions on the importance of ensuring that women experience full equality in their opportunity to practice and teach the Dharma.

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Buddhist nun making an offering to her teacher.
A Nun's Life

Women in Buddhism

A discussion on the status of nuns in the Buddhist community.

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Group of people sitting in a crowded auditorium watching a presentation on a large screen.
Monastic Life

The 18th Sakyadhita conference

The 18th Sakyadhita Conference took place in Seoul, Korea, June 23–27, 2023. I did not…

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Four buddhist nuns from the Tibetan tradition attend the Sakyadhita Conference.
Monastic Life

Sakyadhita: Daughters of the Buddha

A Sravasti Abbey nun reports on her experience at the 2023 Sakyadhita International Conference in…

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A Nun's Life

Why I became a Buddhist nun

Part one of an interview with Korea Buddhist Television Network on how Venerable Thubten Chodron…

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Western Monastics

Western Buddhist nuns in the Tibetan tradition

Venerable Chodron explores the history of Buddhist nuns in the West through her own experiences,…

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Exploring Monastic Life 2022

Pratimoksa precepts

An explanation of the divisions of precepts and clarification of particular vows.

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Exploring Monastic Life 2022

Uncovering unrealistic expectations

A discussion about unrealistic expectations that can interfere with Dharma practice and ordained life.

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A Nun's Life

A life in the Dharma

A discussion that includes the journey to becoming a Buddhist nun and founding a monastery,…

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