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"The serene and peaceful mind is the true epitome of human achievement."-- Ajahn Chah, Living Dhamma
"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi
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Yes, great stories... especially that of Bhikkhuni Dr. Pannavati...
Bhikkhuni Dr. Pannavati , USA , Co-Abbot, spiritual director and founder of the Embracing Simplicity Hermitage and Abbess of Zuan Fa Temple is an American Buddhist monk, ordained in both the Theravada and Mahayana (Chan) lineages. She is a former Christian pastor, Taoist monk and initiated yogi, with a Master’s Degree in Education, a Master’s Degree in Business, and a Doctoral Degree in Religion.
Bhikkhuni Pannavati is an advocate for women’s and children’s rights in the international society, as well as an advocate for equality and respect for females in the Buddhist monastic life, and the eradication of racial and socio-economic abuses in America .
Both male and female monastics and Dhamma teachers reside at Embracing Simplicity Hermitage, which operates a homeless shelter for teenage males on the premises, a residential high school diploma and training program for disadvantaged youth ages 16-24, and a residential training program for teenage females with children. Through interfaith and community collaboration, the hermitage is also spearheading development in the city, building 16 houses for low-income families; and has received approval from the North Carolina Board of Governors to submit their curriculum to offer a Master’s Degree in Buddhist Psychology.
Now there's one busy bhikkhuni!
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)'We should not congratulate someone on the success of their misdeeds, but on the contrary should endeavour to advise him or her to lead a more skilful and wholesome life. If such advice is ignored then we can only give up and let go' - Phra PanyapatipoDharma Wheel (Mahayana / Vajrayana forum)
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Women in Buddhism have come a long way...and progressing further
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Namo Amitabha Buddha!
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