gavesako wrote:In Bangkok this is still a rare and possibly confusing sight, but in some other parts of Thailand there are places in which both the white-robed mae chee and the brown-robed samaneri / bhikkhuni have been collecting almsfood regularly on the streets. In northern Thailand, south of Chiang Mai, there is probably the biggest training center for bhikkhunis called Nirotharam.
Dear Ven Gavesako,
I think the difference here is the nuns in Bkk were in saffron robes.
I have never seen nuns in white robes (8 precept) doing an alms round in the areas I have lived, so it as interesting to see the video. Some nunnerys don't practice alms round at all.
I didn't think nuns were ordained with brown robes (10 precept) in Thailand.
As I recall nuns in Britain were ordained and wore brown robes, but voluntarily followed the full 227 precepts the same as the monks. Perhaps you could clarify this.