Celebrate the 2nd Annual International Bhikkhuni Day

Celebrate the 2nd Annual International Bhikkhuni Day

September 29, 2012

 Celebrate in your local community!

Once a year, we pay respect to the Bhikkhuni Sangha, honoring their essential role in preserving the Dhamma.

Alliance for Bhikkhunis (AfB) invites you and your local community to hold an International Bhikkhuni Day celebration, the annual educational, fundraising event honoring past and present bhikkhunis (fully ordained female monks).

International Bhikkhuni Day 2012 falls on September 29. But, your community can choose any day in September, October, November or beyond to celebrate with a Dhamma talk, retreat, puja or simple mediation with other Dhamma communities around the world. The point is to teach people about bhikkhunis, about their history and their important role in the Fourfold Assembly! Celebrations range from formal events in temples to discussing the feminine in Buddhism over a cup of tea.

 This Year’s IBD: Dedicated to the Legacy of Sanghamitta Theri

We remember prominent bhikkhunis and their unique achievements. We also honor all of our [feminine] women teachers, including our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and sisters. Join in a day of giving and receiving, of listening and sharing. Celebrate with us!

Celebration Kit!  Download the do-it-yourself  tools to create a memorable Bhikkhuni Day Celebration PDFs (to read or offer printed)

Sanghamitta Theri Tells Her Story by Susan Pembroke

Saṅghamittā’s Story (from Extended Mahavamsa V, XV, XVIII-XX). The text editedby G. P. Malalasekera (1937 A.D. / 2481 B.E) and translated by Anandajoti Bhikkhu(July 2012 A.D / 2556 B.E.)

Digital Slide Presentation

Second Annual International Bhikkhuni Day Sanghamitta Slide Presentation (Long version 76 slides with speaker notes)

High Resolution (13.2 MB)
Low Resolution (6.6 MB)
Sanghamitta speaker notes to long version

Second Annual International Bhikkhuni Day Sanghamitta Slide Presentation (Short version 50 slides with speaker notes)

High Resolution (11 MB)
Low Resolution (4.7 MB)
Sanghamitta speaker notes to short version

More IBD Material 

International Bhikkhuni Day Brochure