Judith Hertog profiles the Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women, which has been leading the way for gender equality in Buddhism for more than thirty years.
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Jan Willis reveals why and how life is getting better for the nuns of Ladakh after the Sakyadhita conference in 1995.
The “eight heavy rules” institutionalize women’s second-class status in Buddhist monasteries, and in most lineages women are denied full ordination.
Brother Phap Lai of Plum Village sends this urgent message dated Dec. 9, 2009, concerning the conflict involving the monastics from Bat Nha.
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.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama recently met with a large group of Tibetan nuns, following a one-month intensive debate session.
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.