Noel Alumit reflects on the daunting commitment of the bodhisattva vows, and how his ordination bolstered his relationship with his mother and culture.
If there’s a mother of Buddhism, it’s Mahaprajapati, says Andrea Miller. In women dharma teachers throughout the ages, we see a continuation of her strength and practicality, her wisdom and compassion.
Bhikkhuni Sudhamma traces the origins of Buddhist ordination for women to Queen Anula, Sri Lanka’s first Buddhist nun.
In late May, the primarily online-based Treeleaf Sangha conducted a Shukke Tokudo Homeleaving Ceremony via the internet.
Bhiksuni Thubten Chodron reports on the 17th annual Buddhist monastic gathering, a non-sectarian gathering of ordained practitioners.
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.
Llundup Damcho reports on the Seventeeth Karmapa’s vow to reinstate full ordination for women in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
In what may have been the first ceremony of its kind in the Toledo area, two local Zen Buddhist teachers were ordained as priests
Joan Halifax reflects on her life of science, stories and spiritual search, and her work now with the great teacher, death.