Revival of Bhikkhuni Ordination – reprint of Bhikkhu Bodhi’s book

Inward Path Publishers of Penang have republished Bhikkhu Bodhi’s classic argument for the revival of bhikkhuni ordination, originally written for the bhikkhuni congress in Hamburg, 2008. Thanks, Hock Eng! Here’s the page on their website; it includes some useful links, and a nice refutation of some misconceptions regarding bhikkhuni ordination by Malaysia’s Barbara Yen.

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3 thoughts on “Revival of Bhikkhuni Ordination – reprint of Bhikkhu Bodhi’s book

  1. “a nice refutation of some misconceptions regarding bhikkhuni ordination by Malaysia’s Barbara Yen” that is good – I am not too sure how to take the 8 gurardhammas (and I am not even going to bother learning how to spell it) they just sound like a cunning way for women to subdue a mans ego or something anyway…good to hear people refuting that these ideas came from the Buddha – how could that be Dhamma?

  2. Ajahn Sujato,

    In Indian culture there seems to be alot of identification and emphasis placed on “trees” as representing some symbolic and/or mystical meaning, with regards to spirituality and women, and of course the Buddha obtaining enlightenment under the Bodhi tree.

    Am I right in saying that this symbolism can be covered by the statement on page 41
    “It is the tree who takes the raw material of Mother Earth and raises it on high, transmuting it into a graceful form, provider of food, fuel, and shade.

    Is this why the tree is used so often in this culture or is there more to it than that?

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