Thursday, 19 November 2009

Petition in support of Ajahn Brahm & Bhikkhuni Ordination

If you have been following the recent controversy over the expulsion of Ajahn Brahm for ordaining four Bhikkhuni as nuns and agree with me that in the 21st century women’s aspirations should not be subservient to dubious medieval cultural traditions, you may consider showing your support for Ajahn Brahm by signing the following petition.

Buddhism and women: calling for Bhikkhuni ordination and gender equality in the Forest Sangha

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I agree that female Buddhists should be ordained if they so wish. Having lived in Sri Lanka for over 3 years and having observed how second-class women are treated in Sinhala society, having noticed how very much Sinhala monks are against women taking the Nun vows, it has become obvious to me, that the medieval attitudes and behaviours of monks, should be readdressed and modernised to cater for an ever increasing demand for female ordination in the Theravada Tradition. For the Mahayana traditions, this is not even an issue. They have equal status. So, yes.. Ajahn Brahm, you have with clarity seen the right way and have had the courage to step out and support female ordination in theravada tracition. Sadhu, sadhu, sadhu :)