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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Sravasti Abbey hosts “Living Vinaya in the Wes...
A historic event at Sravasti Abbey: 49 nuns gather to learn and live the Vinaya…View Post
Transmitting the lamp of the Dharma
Encouraging all Buddhists to work together to transmit the lamp of the Dharma from one…View Post
The mutual relationship of monastics and lay practit...
Through mutual support the monastic and lay community grow in the Dharma. For the Dharma…View Post
Tibetan Buddhism east and west
A personal account of how westerners met Tibetan Buddhist teachers, studied and practiced the Dharma…View Post
Brief history of bhiksunis
Venerable Chodron provides a short history of the issues surrounding ordination for women.View Post
Cutting bonds and going forth
Venerable Thubten Chodron finishes the ordination ceremony text, and concludes this set of teachings with…View Post
Renouncing worldly life
Advice on severing attachment to this body, loved ones and worldly life so we can…View Post
Sravasti Abbey values
The Sravasti Abbey values, which help guide the development of monastic minds at the Abbey.View Post
How to overcome obstacles to receiving precepts, and the situation of Western monastics in the…View Post
Taking ethical restraints
The importance of purification before ordination and the actual taking of ethical restraints.View Post
Guarding integrity and aspiration
How monastics must guard their integrity and aspiration for awakening by developing self-confidence and immunity…View Post
Living joyfully together
Venerable Thubten Tarpa teaches on how to live joyfully in community, drawing from her own…View Post