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Bhikkhuni Ordination: Ontario, Canada

Discussion of ordination, the Vinaya and monastic life. How and where to ordain? Bhikkhuni ordination etc.
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Bhikkhuni Ordination: Ontario, Canada

Postby suanck » Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:42 am

An interesting news reposted on the Buddhist Channel today:

... Ayya Medhanandi, a Buddhist nun, hopes to soon ordain women in the Theravada tradition at her hermitage just west of Perth ...
(this town is in Ontario, Canada -- not to be confused with Perth, Western Australia):




About Ven Medhanandi and her hermitage:

Suan.

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Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination: Ontario, Canada

Postby catmoon » Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:53 am

Holy cats this never occurred to me - what if Ajahn Brahm's actions were just the first domino?!

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Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination: Ontario, Canada

Postby Bankei » Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:06 am

Catmoon

Ajahn Brahm didn't start this - there were already many Bhikkhuni in Thailand (I've read about 30) and a few hundred in Sri Lanka. I think the first 'Theravada' full ordinations were conducted in 1996.
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Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination: Ontario, Canada

Postby bodhabill » Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:21 am

"Complaining is finding faults, wisdom is finding solutions" Ajahn Brahm

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Postby Paññāsikhara » Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:31 am

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Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination: Ontario, Canada

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:05 am



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination: Ontario, Canada

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:07 am



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination: Ontario, Canada

Postby catmoon » Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:50 am

Well, whatever the previous history, the current situation appears to this mind like a dam in the process of crumbling. It seems to me like there is too much water coming through the hole now, the dam is past saving.

But we shall see. We shall see.

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Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination: Ontario, Canada

Postby bodhabill » Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:43 am

"Complaining is finding faults, wisdom is finding solutions" Ajahn Brahm

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Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination: Ontario, Canada

Postby cooran » Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:59 am

---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination: Ontario, Canada

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:04 am



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination: Ontario, Canada

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Re: Bhikkhuni Ordination: Ontario, Canada

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:15 am



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.


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