Teachings, Interviews & More

Welcome to the Alliance for Bhikkhunis! As our mission is to support and protect the development of the International Bhikkhuni Sangha, our web presence not only facilitates bhikkhunis to apply for and receive financial support, but is also a venue for sharing their wisdom and their unique contribution of leadership in the Theravada Sangha.

We welcome submissions that reflect the diverse cultural and regional perspectives of Theravada Buddhist monastic and lay practitioners. While not limited to the publication of female contributors, we particularly encourage submission by women. The Alliance for Bhikkhunis is committed to helping Theravada Buddhist monastic and lay voices be heard. Send questions, ideas, and  photos to info@bhikkhuni.net.

We truly look forward to this collaboration with you to support the revival of female monasticism.

In metta,
the Alliance for Bhikkhunis Board


Photo Credits:

slide 1:  Photo by Carol Annable; Bhikkhunis Rattanavali, Dhammamitta, Silananda,
slide 2: Photo by Carol Annable; Procession to begin ordination of bhikkhuni candidates
slide 3: The Pluralism Project http://www.pluralism.org/photosets/view/1128
Venerable Sudhamma Bhikkhuni receives the honor of carrying the Buddhist relic at one of the inauguration celebrations held at the Wat Lao Buddharam Temple in Charlotte, North Carolina.
slide 4: Ayya Tathaaloka Bhikkhuni http://www.flickr.com/photos/25760881@N08/
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Portrait of a Volunteer

One way to practice dana is by giving money, and another is by giving time. Meet Mindy Zlotnick, our new Pavarana Coordinator. Her story is an inspiration and an example of the dana of volunteering. This article written by a new volunteer, Margo Mallar, after her interview with Mindy, portrays the dedication of a life […]

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Ordained Buddhist Women in Britain

When I envisaged studying for a PhD, I always imagined myself going somewhere warm and sunny. I did not picture myself at 5am on a cold, rainy November morning driving alone on one of the largest motorways in Britain trying to find a Buddhist monastery in the dark. Yet after a chance meeting with a […]

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