Bhikkhuni Ordination

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Female Bishops - Buddhism
... Fully ordained Buddhist nuns are called bhikkhunis ... and foster mother of Buddha, was the first bhikkhuni ... However, the bhikkhuni ordination once existing in the countries where Theravada is more widespread died out around the 10th century, and novice ordination has also disappeared in those countries ...
Ajahn Brahm - Bhikkhuni Ordination
... On 22 October 2009 Brahm facilitated an ordination ceremony for bhikkhunis where four female Buddhists, Venerable Ajahn Vayama, and Venerables Nirodha, Seri and Hasapanna ... The ordination ceremony took place at Ajahn Brahm's Bodhinyana Monastery at Serpentine (near Perth, WA), Australia ...
Buddhist Nuns - Bhikkhunis in Theravada
... Ascetic Brahmin Jainism The traditional appearance of Theravadan bhikkhunis is nearly identical to that of male monks, including a shaved head, shaved ... tradition, some scholars believe that the bhikkhuni lineage became extinct in the 11th to 13th centuries, and that no new bhikkhunis could be ordained since there ... in Burma and Thailand deem fully ordained bhikkhunis as "untrue." Based on the spread of the bhikkhuni lineage to countries like China, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, Japan and Sri Lanka, other scholars ...
The Eight Garudhammas - Effects On The Ordination of Women
... to Mahapajapati Gotami, the Buddha supposedly said they would constitute her full ordination (Paliupasampada) "If Mahapajapati Gotami accepts these ... Tathaaloka Bhikkhuni published evidence that the Eight Garundhammas are non-historical ... In Theravada Buddhism today the full Bhikkhuni ordination lineage has been restored in Sri Lanka, but Theravadin nuns in other countries find it extremely difficult ...

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    Two clergymen disputing whether ordination would be valid without the imposition of both hands, the more formal one said, “Do you think the Holy Dove could fly down with only one wing?”
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