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 Paul Davy » Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:15 am


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

Sanghamittārāma Bhikkhuni Residence

Retro., :)
"Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'."
(Snp 3.6)

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)

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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.


I have a links page to Alliance for Bhikkhunis and other articles regarding the bhikkhuni issues here:

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