Full Ordination for Nuns
Learn about why full ordination for women matters and different perspectives on how it can be revived.
Reviving Bhikshuni Ordination
In the Theravada and Tibetan Buddhist traditions, women have not had access to full bhikshuni ordination until in recent years. Venerable Thubten Chodron is one of the first fully ordained nuns in the Tibetan tradition and has been involved with the movement to revive the bhikshuni ordination for many years.
Ongoing efforts to revive the full ordination for women in the Tibetan tradition.VIEW CATEGORY
A guide to the precepts and lifestyle of fully ordained Buddhist nuns for all those who wish to conduct their day-to-day lives more mindfully. This text is best read by fully ordained Buddhist monastics.
Bhikshuni Posadha and Rites to Establish the Territory
Rites for fully ordained nuns to establish a territory and conduct the bimonthly confession and recitation of precepts from the Dharmaguptaka Vinaya. This text is best read by fully ordained monastics.
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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
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
Becoming a bhikshuni
Venerable Thubten Pende shares her experiences of receiving ordination in Taiwan.View Post
Brief history of bhiksunis
Venerable Chodron provides a short history of the issues surrounding ordination for women.View Post
Bhikshunis propagate the Dharma
Venerable Master Jingliang of the Buddhist Association of the Republic of China talks about the…View Post
The World Buddhist Bhikshuni Association is establis...
The world's first international organization formed by bhikshunis is established in November 2016.View Post
Presenting the first Global Awards for Outstanding C...
The first Global Awards for Outstanding Contributions of Commended Bhikshunis were awarded by Taiwan’s Chinese…View Post
The bhikshuni sangha in the West and its future
The current situation, progress and future outlook for Buddhist nuns in the West. The status…View Post
Geshemas and bhikshuni ordination
Statements made by His Holiness the Dalai Lama during the Jangchup Lamrim teachings regarding bhikshuni…View Post
The controversy on bhikkhunī ordination
A detailed look at the arguments for and against the revival of bhikkhunī ordination in…View Post
A community of Buddhist nuns, the Order of Siladhara, provides opportunity for women seeking the…View Post
The legality of bhikkhunī ordination
Looking at the legal issues surrounding the revival of full ordination for nuns.View Post