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.
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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.
Minimalist artist Miya Ando has created a series of five mandalas to be auctioned online that will raise funds for the Tibetan Nuns Project.
The Great Wisdom Buddhist Institute has received government approval to build a Buddhist monastery that will house 1,400 nuns in Brudenell, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Twenty-six nuns have been expelled from their nunnery in eastern Tibet. According to a release from the Dra-Sog-Drisum Association–a group of Tibetan exiles in India–Chinese officials cracked down on the nunnery in September because it refused to denounce the Dalai Lama. The crackdown–which comes as part of a “patriotic education” campaign–led to the nuns’ removal. For […]