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The Time has Come: Bhikkhuni articles

Discussion of ordination, the Vinaya and monastic life. How and where to ordain? Bhikkhuni ordination etc.
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The Time has Come: Bhikkhuni articles

Postby Bankei » Sat May 08, 2010 10:24 am

At there are a collection of articles on the recent Bhikkhuni ordination controversy. They will be published in the summer 2010 buddhadharma: the practitioner’s quarterly magazine.

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The Time Has Come
The traditional “eight heavy rules” institutionalize women’s second-class status in Buddhist monasteries—women must submit to male leadership,senior nuns must take their place
behind junior monks—and in most Buddhist lineages women are denied full ordination. Former nuns Thanissara, Jitindriya, and Elizabeth Day look at new controversies that are focusing attention on this long-standing injustice and call on Buddhist leaders to engage in a genuine dialogue for change.

That Was Then, This Is Now
The eight heavy rules are the result of historical and social circumstances, explains Buddhist scholar Janet Gyatso—and times have changed. Equal status is critical, not only for those directly affected but also for the future of Buddhism in the West.

The Five Points
The following five-point agreement was drafted by Ajahn Sumedho and his senior monks last August and presented to the nuns at Amaravati and Cittaviveka monasteries in Britain. Agreement on the five points was a condition for future ordinations of women in the Forest Sangha community.


“I will do it”
Llundup Damcho reports on the Seventeenth Karmapa’s vow to reinstate full ordination for women in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition
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Postby cooran » Sat May 08, 2010 9:30 pm

---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: The Time has Come: Bhikkhuni articles

Postby Bankei » Sat May 29, 2010 11:37 pm

Here is a link to some more articles, a new magazine called 'Present'.
http://bhikkhuni.net/present/index.html
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Re: The Time has Come: Bhikkhuni articles

Postby Lee_123 » Mon May 31, 2010 3:34 pm

Thank you for posting these links, Bankei. I appreciate your sharing these.

Very thoughtful writing!

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Re: The Time has Come: Bhikkhuni articles

Postby Maitri » Mon May 31, 2010 8:15 pm

Great resource, thanks for sharing! I am finding so much stuff to read lately that I haven't the time to digest it all :reading:

Right now I am working on Dignity and Discipline and it has some really great writing and is very thoughtful.

"Upon a heap of rubbish in the road-side ditch blooms a lotus, fragrant and pleasing.
Even so, on the rubbish heap of blinded mortals the disciple of the Supremely Enlightened One shines resplendent in wisdom." Dhammapada: Pupphavagga



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