tripleN wrote:Yes, that's wonderful that Ajahn Pasanno (abbot of Abhayagiri) lent his presence. One ex-siladhara was among the newly-ordained bhikkunis. And other siladhara from the California area attended to show their support. Wonder what the other Western Ajahn Chah lineage monks think about this, esp those in England?
As Ajahn Amaro is the new abbot of Amaravati, their response would be interesting. Hopefully, it'll signal a thaw in their stand.
Btw, did Ajahn Passano seek consensus from the larger sangha to participate in this ordination? That was the reason claimed for Aj Brahm's "ex-communication".
Mods: there is a similar thread for this under "Theravada for the Modern world". Would it be appropriate to merge these 2 threads.