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Bhikkhunis and Buddhist World: Issues in Contemporary Society

Discusses the world space for “Bhikkhunis” or “lady monks” and Buddhist nuns in Theravada Buddhism by compiling viewpoints and experiences from many countries. Presents the establishment of Bhikkhunis, their Sangha and Order in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam. Covers the social impacts from establishing Bhikkhunis, training for Buddhist nuns, Buddhayana in Indonesia, forming the first Theravada nun center in Malaysia, roles of Buddhist nuns in Nepal, monastic training and Sakyadhita mediation in Sri Lanka, temporary Samaneri ordination in Thailand, and lessons from the re-establishment of Theravada Bhikkhuni Bhikkhuni in Vietnam. Highlights Bhikkhuni Dhammanada’s role to establish the rights to be “a lady monk” in Theravada Buddhism and her contribution to Bhikkhunis world.