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.
“After being asleep for more than 1000 years,” Indonesia’s lineage of fully ordained female Theravada monastics has “bounced back.”
Thirty-eight nuns are undergoing exams toward their geshema degree, the monastic equivalent of a Ph.D in Tibetan Buddhist studies.
Karmapa announces plan to restore nuns’ vows in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
The International Network of Engaged Buddhists has posted a petition on change.org to allow women to become fully-ordained nuns in Thai monasteries.
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 […]
Bhikkhu Analayo spent many years poring through the voluminous discourses of the Pali canon, trying to unravel an enduring mystery. What, he wondered, was the Buddha’s true view on the ordination of female monastics, or bhikkhunis?
Bhikshuni Thubten Chonyi reports on the first traditional monastic retreat ritual in the Tibetan tradition in North America.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama recently met with a large group of Tibetan nuns, following a one-month intensive debate session.