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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Researching the bhikshuni lineage
Can the bhikshuni ordination be traced back to the time of the Buddha? Bhikshuni Sangye…View Post
Seniority in the sangha
Reflection on the monastic hierarchy helps a "baby" nun to grow in her Dharma practice.View Post
Buddhism, modernism and mindfulness
A discussion on topics including Buddhist and secular mindfulness, the value of monasticism, and the…View Post
The rise of women in Buddhism: Has the ice been broken?
In this panel discussion recorded in 2014, Venerable Thubten Chodron and others consider the problems…View Post
Motivational Monday: An interview with Venerable Cho...
Venerable Chodron discusses the Buddhist perspective on happiness, compassion and becoming the person you want…View Post
Ten Percent Happier interview: What’s your mot...
Dan Harris interviews Venerable Chodron for the Ten Percent Happier podcast. They talk about motivation,…View Post
Reinforcing ordination in daily life
The Abbot of Namgyal Monastery in Dharamsala explains how precepts contribute to the attainment of…View Post
Venerable Thubten Kunga describes how living at Sravasti Abbey supports her intention to dismantle old…View Post
Ordination is a wonderous deed
How to benefit others according to our capacity, and commentary to the advice following the…View Post
Exploring the meaning of ethics and morality, its benefits, and how to cultivate and protect…View Post
Advice from the preceptor
Commentary to further advice from the preceptor, including the final instruction from the preceptor.View Post