Friday, 12 August 2016

The First Buddhist Nunnery in the UK & Ajahn Brahm!

At the end of October and early November Ajahn Brahm is giving a series of Dhamma talks here in the U.K.

The teaching tour is entitled "Buddhism in the 21st Century" and is, appropriately, to support the setting up of the UK’s first ever monastery for fully ordained Buddhist nuns known as Bhikkhunis.

The aspiration behind the Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project, as it is called (anukampa means “empathic compassion”)  is to help people grow in the Dhamma and to nurture spiritual qualities such as contentment, compassion, wisdom, and peace. The project aims to build a community of like-minded people who wish to practice the teachings of the Buddha, establish a bhikkhuni presence in Britain by responding to teaching invitations and offers of support, and, primarily, to found and develop a harmonious training monastery for bhikkhunis dedicated to the goal of awakening.

The project’s coordinator is British born nun Venerable Canda.

The scheduled tour by Ajahn Brahm, who is also spiritual adviser to the Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project, is the first major fundraising project towards accomplishing these aims, offering a rare opportunity to receive the teachings of Ajahn Brahm in his homeland and to help establish a bhikkhuni presence in the UK.

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