Wizard in the Forest wrote:What is the status of women in the Sangha in various countries and lineages, and in which are going forth or ordination permitted and to what degree is it permitted?
In which lineages and countries is it available for a woman to become a Samaṇerī, a Sikkhamānā, and a Bhikkhunī or their equivalent?
I also heard it is a crime in some countries for a woman to go forth too, is this true?
for the bold one, i knew it.
one of my friend, now she already disrobe and married with american man.
before she is bhikkhuni from myanmar for more than 20 yrs, her government arrested her and put in the prison till 72 days when her father died. after she make an acknoledgement letter that "she is not bhikkhuni" then her government release her in same day brought her to airport and depart her to srilanka. she cannot comeback her country again. but now she is as lay woman i think she can visit her country again.
im really missed her so much, i hope she is happy in USA now. i dont know where her living place now.