Entering Monastic Life and Ordaining As a Bhikkhuni
- Access to Insight Readings in Theravada Buddhism. An extensive, well presented archive with alternative translations and multiple indexes.
- Anenja Vihara Anenja Vihara is dedicated to the Bhikkhuni Sangha and, as a Theravada monastery, follows mainly the standards of the Forest Tradition.
- Aranya Bodhi Awakening Forest Hermitage is a rustic, “off the grid” Theravadan Buddhist women’s monastic hermitage on more than 100 acres of mountain forest and meadows, pools and waterfalls on the Northern California Sonoma Coast.
- Bhavana Society The Bhavana Society is a community of monastics and lay people living according to the precepts and practices laid down by the Buddha, Siddhattha Gotama, over 2500 years ago. Located in rural West Virginia, the monastery and meditation center provides opportunities for people to come to organized retreats as well as personal retreats and personal visits of varying lengths.
- Bhikkhuni Committee The Bhikkhuni Ordination Research Committee is an educational body which provides information about the ordination of Bhikkhunis in different traditions.
- Bodhi House BlogSpot The Bodhi House, home to women practising and training in Buddhist monastic life.
- Buddhist Society of Victoria The Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV) is a centre for the learning and practice of Buddhism in Victoria, Australia. The BSV conducts regular meditation classes and retreats, and facilitates talks on Buddhist teachings given by monks and nuns and respected lay teachers.
- Carolina Buddhist Vihara We are a non-profit organization dedicated to offering teachings of the Buddha, primarily by bringing Theravada Buddhist monks to Greenville, South Carolina. “Theravada” refers to the oldest form of Buddhism extant, the highly traditional school found in Southeast Asia in countries such as Sri Lanka, Burma and Thailand.
- Committee of Western Bhikshunis Formed after H.H. Dalai Lama told Bhikshuni Jampa Tsedroen that the Western bhikshunis should be more involved in helping to establish the bhikshuni ordination in the Tibetan tradition.
- Dhammamoli Project Providing shelter and education in a Buddhist monastic environment to young Nepalese girls who can fall victim to human traffickers and child labor.
- Venerable Dhammananda Bhikkhuni Nominated for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize, Ven. Dhammananda was Thailand’s first fully ordained bhikkhuni in the Theravada Buddhist tradition.
- The Elders “…We especially call on religious and traditional leaders to set an example and change all discriminatory practices within their own religions and traditions…”
- Evam me Sutam Scribd.com has a new site with free access to scholarly Buddhist texts and a Pali-English dictionary.
- International Congress on Buddhist Women “Buddhist Women’s Role in the Sangha: Bhikshuni Vinaya and Ordination Lineages”, held at the University of Hamburg from July 18-20, 2007, in cooperation with the University’s Asia-Africa Institute.
- Leigh Brasington Articles and links pertaining to the full ordination of women in Theravada Buddhism.
- New Zealand Bhikkhunī Sangha Trust
The Trust is inspired by the venerable Ayya Medhanandi Bhikkhunī’s five-year visit to New Zealand, the appearance of our first Kiwi Theravada bhikkhunī in the world, Adhimutta Bhikkhunī, and the visit of Ayya Tathaaloka Bhikkhunī together with her student Ayya Adhi to the Land of the Long White Cloud.
- The Pali Tipitaka Vipassana is a universal, scientific method towards purifying the mind. It is the practical essence of the teachings of the Buddha, who taught Dhamma – the Universal Law of Nature.
- Sakyadhita The International Association of Buddhist Women.
- Saranaloka Foundation supports a small community of Theravada Buddhist nuns living in San Francisco at Aloka Vihara.