India, the site of the Buddha's great awakening, has a rich an ancient history of enlightened women, both monastics (Skt: bhiksuni, Pali: bhikkhuni) and lay women (upasika) savika disciples of the Buddha -- essential aspects of the Buddha's Four-fold Assembly of disciples -- the bearers of his inheritance. This blog shares with you some of the wealth of their long and contemporary history, together with sites, writings and happenings of interest.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
BHIKKHUNĪ AND SĀMAṆERĪ ORDINATIONS IN VAISHALI ON JULY 28, 2012, INDIA
Announcement: BHIKKHUNĪ AND SĀMAṆERĪ ORDINATIONS IN VAISHALI ON JULY 28, 2012, INDIA
There will be ordinations for Bhikkhunīs and Sāmaṇerī (in Theravāda tradition) in Vaishali on July 28th, 2012.
The candidates for bhikkhunī ordination must have completed 2 years as samaneris and are requested to spend the vassa after the ordination to receive training for 3 months.
All eight-precept nuns can apply for Sāmaṇerī ordination. Upāsikas or lay female Buddhists can also get ordained as a Sāmaṇerī, but only temporarily for 3 months. All the candidates are requested to attend the three-month training course after the ordination.
We also invite all the bhikkhunīs and sāmaṇerī from other countries, especially those in the Threravāda tradition, to come and join the rain retreat with us. We look forward to receiving your suggestion and contribution to make this program a success.
The venue will be at Vietnam Mahapajapati Gotami Nunnery (Vietnamese Temple – Chùa Kiều Đàm Di Việt Nam), Vishwashanti Pagoda Road, Vaishali 844128, Hazipur Dist. Bihar, India +918447378514