Jan Willis reveals why and how life is getting better for the nuns of Ladakh after the Sakyadhita conference in 1995.
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The “eight heavy rules” institutionalize women’s second-class status in Buddhist monasteries, and in most lineages women are denied full ordination.
The Geshema degree is the highest training in the Gelugpa school of Buddhism, previously only available to men. Now, 20 nuns have earned Geshema degrees.
Rinchen Khando Choegyal fights the second-class status of female monastics in Tibetan Buddhism.
Living Vinaya in the West is the first training program offered in the U.S. for Western nuns with English translations and resources.
Karmapa announces plan to restore nuns’ vows in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
The geshema degree, equivalent to a doctorate, represents the highest level of training in the Gelugpa school of Buddhism. It was previously only awarded to men.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama awarded the first ever 20 Tibetan Buddhist nuns with Geshema degrees yesterday at a ceremony at Drepung monastery in South India.
Pema Chödrön and Thubten Chodron have been awarded the Global Bhikkhuni Award for their achievement in promoting, protecting, and preserving the dharma.
After twenty-one years of intensive study, Kelsang Wangmo, a German-born Tibetan Buddhist nun, has become the first woman to receive the prestigious geshe degree. In this report from 2012, Amy Yee recounts her unlikely and courageous journey.