Advice for Buddhist nuns to single-mindedly take the essence of Buddhism and put it into practice without regard for encouragement or disappointment.
Series: Blossoms of the Dharma: Living as a Buddhist Nun (Book 1999)
Excerpts from Blossoms of the Dharma: Living as a Buddhist Nun, published in 1999. This book, no longer in print, gathered together some of the presentations given at the 1996 Life as a Buddhist Nun conference in Bodhgaya, India.
A founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center shares the impact of having the presence of monastics to inspire individuals in their practice.
The director of the Tibetan Nun’s Project in Dharamsala, India, discusses how a pioneer generation of Western Buddhist nuns is striving to become a sangha.
The book’s preface provides context to this compilation of talks by Buddhist nuns from different traditions.
On the basis of Buddha’s teachings, women in the East and in the West take ordination and play an important role in keeping the Dharma alive.
Tracing the evolution of the sangha and Vinaya. The challenges faced by the sangha in the West. Opportunities for Western nuns to develop spiritual leadership.
An account of the bhikshuni lineage from the time of the Buddha and its spread from India to other countries. The role of nuns in society.
The gradual approach for monastic ordination, in a Dharma center in Germany, to create a Buddhist central land.
A description of the practices and commitments of the residents of Gampo Abbey.
The birth of a Thai Monastery in England. How the female community created a new model for Theravada nuns.