Wednesday, 1 July 2015

More Theravada Bhikkhunis Ordained, this time in Indonesia

At a ceremony held at Wisma Kusalayani in Lembang, Bandung on Sunday, June 21, nine prospective bhikkhunis, two from Indonesia and seven from other countries, underwent full ordination . The lineage of Theravada bhikkhunis had been dormant for over a thousand years after having died out in Indonesia in the 11th century.

This represents yet another step forward in the development of the International Bhikkhuni Sangha - despite the continued opposition of traditionalists.

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