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The Alliance for Bhikkhunis
is a clearinghouse for information on bhikkhuni history, activities, challenges and achievements.
Their mission statement:
Work diligently toward the establishment of a thriving Theravada bhikkhuni sangha in the U.S. and abroad.
Encourage the emergence of bhikkhuni Dhamma teachers and support them as they enter communities new to the Buddha's teachings.
Develop community-based viharas which address the practical and spiritual needs of amilies and individuals, enabling lay practitioners to integrate the Dhamma into every facet of their life.
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If any women fancy becoming bhikkhunis in suburban Melbourne...Sanghamittārāma Bhikkhuni Residencehttp://www.sanghamittarama.org.au/
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)'We should not congratulate someone on the success of their misdeeds, but on the contrary should endeavour to advise him or her to lead a more skilful and wholesome life. If such advice is ignored then we can only give up and let go' - Phra PanyapatipoDharma Wheel (Mahayana / Vajrayana forum)
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Thank you Retro. Delightful!
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment."
Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'. Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!Quieta movere magna merces videbatur.
(Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! http://www.armchairadvice.co.uk/relationships/forum/
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Alliance for Bhikkhunis is a great organization. The president, Susan Pembroke, recently received a 2009 Outstanding Women in Buddhism Award.
I have a links page to Alliance for Bhikkhunis and other articles regarding the bhikkhuni issues here:http://www.theravadabuddhism.org/bhikkhunis
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