The oldest lineage of Buddhism, Theravada is known for sharing the earliest recorded teachings of the Buddha. Building on this ancient lineage, Theravada today is innovative and diverse. Derek Pyle reports on the tapestry of communities that make up American Theravada.
Bhikkhuni Sudhamma traces the origins of Buddhist ordination for women to Queen Anula, Sri Lanka’s first Buddhist nun.
A petition has been has lodged after a group of bhikkuni were blocked from paying respects to Thailand’s late King last month.
Thai Buddhist nuns in Rayong, previously targeted by death threats, have now been forced out of their temple due to arson attacks.
In Thailand, Buddhist nuns and bhikkhunis, fully ordained female monastics, are emerging as a force for reform and challenging conservative views.
The Board of the Alliance for Bhikkhunis has announced that it is searching for a new president, following the resignation of Susan Pembroke.
An international ordination of bhikkunis took place at Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara, Los Angeles, CA, on October 10.
Sylvia Boorstein vis the Huffington Post shares exciting news about women being ordained in the Thai Theravada tradition.
The eight heavy rules are the result of historical and social circumstances, explains Buddhist scholar Janet Gyatso—and times have changed.
The Alliance for Bhikkunis (AFB) organized a speaking tour for Theravada Bhikkhunis Sudhamma, Sobhana, and Maduka.