gavesako wrote:I heard about the group in Portland. Dont they also sometimes invite nuns to teach? Is it going to be a monks' monastery eventually (perhaps)? California seems to be the best place for nuns right now, it seems...
TheDhamma wrote:Thanks. It will be interesting to read the transcript of the talks, if available next month.
mikenz66 wrote:TheDhamma wrote:Thanks. It will be interesting to read the transcript of the talks, if available next month.
The talk can be heard now at:
http://www.bswa.org/modules/mydownloads ... 63&lid=843
gavesako wrote:Why a Bhikkhuni Seminar? At BSWA? By Ajahn Vayama
Through the quality of your generous ongoing material & spiritual support we are able to approach bhikkhuni ordination confident that we can successfully uphold the standard of sila that goes with it. Higher ordination would allow us to be full members of the sangha for the purpose of official & formal sangha transactions within the sangha of bhikkhunis, and in relation to the bhikkhus - the monks - and would empower us to be able to live according to the rules & traditions that were laid down specifically for women by Lord Buddha 2,600 years ago. We view the opportunity to take higher ordination as a very precious & positive move for both ourselves & for the whole of the Theravadan Buddhist community world-wide. But in order to evolve in this direction we need to know you as the lay community are happy to support this move."
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