The Buddha’s response to one nun’s controversial actions illustrates a middle way between condemnation and neglect.
Through Grief to Freedom: The Story of Krsha Gautami
The staggering losses of a nun whose tale appears in the Kshudrakavastu illuminates the power of shared suffering.
TeachingsMagazine | Meet a Teacher, Teachings
Meet a Teacher: Sister Dang Nghiem
Leaving her medical career behind, a Vietnamese-American nun continues her healing practice through Buddhism.
A Garland of Flowers
The story of Mahaprajapati, the Buddha’s stepmother and the first nun
The Geshema Is Born
For decades, Tibetan Buddhist nuns and their allies fought for the right to receive their religious tradition’s highest academic honor, the geshe degree (called geshema for women). The Geshema is Born follows the inspiring story of…
IdeasMagazine | Books, Reviews
Celebrating Buddhism's early women masters
One Nun, Two Faiths
A Japanese devotee’s journey from Catholicism to Zen
The Nuns’ Revolution: Restoration of Bhikkhuni Ordination
Three determined women take on the patriarchy by reviving an abandoned Buddhist tradition and becoming the first fully-ordained Theravada Buddhist nuns in their nations’ modern histories.
Recently, Under the Bodhi Tree
Full ordination for nuns—a status that has been denied women for almost a thousand years—has been revived in Tibetan Buddhism.
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