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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Why ordain young?
The story of Venerable Ratthapala and his response to a king who asked why he…View Post
Resisting social pressure
The story of Venerable Ratthapala, a young man in the Buddha’s times who vowed that…View Post
The spread of Buddhism and monastic life
The Buddha’s life story and how monasticism adapted to different cultures.View Post
The joy of monastic discipline
Written by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, these verses pay tribute to the ethical discipline…View Post
American professor teaches physics to Tibetan nuns
Physics professor Nicole Ackerman (now Venerable Thubten Rinchen) writes about her experience teaching science to…View Post
The power of an idea
Halfway around the world from the Abbey, the idea that people are living an alternative…View Post
Why monastics matter in the modern world
Venerable Thubten Chodron explains how the role of monastics today is not much different than…View Post
Kathina celebration 2018
A short talk about the kathina robe ceremony to celebrate the end of the monastic…View Post
Becoming a nun
There are many ways to consider one's desire to ordain. Motivation is the most important…View Post
A nun’s lifestyle
The lifestyle of a Buddhist nun or monk is based on Buddhist values of compassion,…View Post
Guided by bodhicitta to create an energy field for c...
An interview with Dharma Drum Humanity Magazine, in which Venerable Chodron talks about her early…View Post
The future is up to us
A participant in Sravasti Abbey's recent "Living Vinaya in the West" course considers how the…View Post