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.
Jan Willis reports on a fundraiser to help preserve 13 unique statues of female practitioners at a Thai nunnery.
At the Central Tibetan Administration, it was unanimously decided that Tibetan Buddhist nuns will finally be able to receive geshema degrees.
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.
Known as “The Singing Nun” in her home of Nepal, Ani Choying Dolma has recorded twelve albums and performs at festivals throughout the world.
Tibetan Women’s Association held worldwide “solidarity actions,” in commemoration of the self-immolated of Tibetan nun Tenzin Wangmo.
This event has raised controversy throughout Nepal, whose government were being asked to give free treatment and compensation to the nun.