Alliance for Bhikkhunis

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Alliance for Bhikkhunis

Postby essie » Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:37 am

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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Re: Alliance for Bhikkhunis

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:15 am

Greetings,

If any women fancy becoming bhikkhunis in suburban Melbourne...

Sanghamittārāma Bhikkhuni Residence
http://www.sanghamittarama.org.au/

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Retro., :)
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)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Alliance for Bhikkhunis

Postby Fede » Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:52 pm

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?! :D


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Re: Alliance for Bhikkhunis

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:08 pm

Alliance for Bhikkhunis is a great organization. The president, Susan Pembroke, recently received a 2009 Outstanding Women in Buddhism Award.

:woohoo:

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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