Ajahn Brahm, Abbot of Bodhinyana Monastery

Reviving the Theravāda Bhikkhuni lineage

While an officially sanctioned lineage of fully ordained nuns has been missing in the Theravāda tradition for centuries, recent decades have seen several attempts at reviving it. The issue has been, and remains, highly controversial. 

Ajahn Brahm. Photo: Jens W. Borgland

On the 22nd of October 2009, Ajahn Brahm facilitated an ordination ceremony for four female Buddhists in Perth, Australia. On the 1st of November the same year he was excluded from the Thai Wat Pa Phong Sangha for his actions. In this lecture, Ajahn Brahm will talk about his experiences and the ordination of nuns.
Approx. 48 minutes. 43,9 MB.

About the lecturer

Currently Brahm is the Abbot of Bodhinyana Monastery, in Serpentine, Western Australia, the Spiritual Director of the Buddhist Society of Western Australia, Spiritual Adviser to the Buddhist Society of Victoria, Spiritual Adviser to the Buddhist Society of South Australia, Spiritual Patron of the Buddhist Fellowship in Singapore, and Spiritual Patron of the Bodhikusuma Centre in Sydney. (From Wikipedia)

Published Nov. 1, 2011 4:49 PM