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February 28, 2012 / sujato

First Bhikkhuni Ordination at Dhammasara Nuns’ Monastery

Some wonderful news: there’s going to be a bhikkhuni ordination in Perth this Thursday! Myself and Ayya Sudhamma will be going from Santi to participate. This will be the first bhikkhuni ordination at Dhammasara – the previous bhikkhuni ordination was held at Bodhinyana.

It’s all been organized very swiftly, so all we have is the brief announcement from Dhammasara.

The Dhammasara Nuns’ Monastery is delighted to announce that the “First Bhikkhuni Ordination” will take place at Dhammasara on Thursday, 1st March 2012 in the morning at 8am, before dana.

Candidates : Samaneri Pasada from Santi Forest Monastery, NSW and Samaneri Nissara from Nirodharam Meditation Centre, Thailand.

Both presently staying at Dhammasara Nuns’ Monastery.

This is coming about at short notice due to a brief visit of our Pavatini (Preceptor), Venerable Tathaaloka Bhikkhuni Theri, from USA.

Followed by the dana at Dhammasara.

In the late afternoon, the two one sided Bhikkhunis will present themselves to Bhikkhu Sangha at Bodhinyana Monks Monastery, Serpentine for a brief Sangha Kamma (Ceremony) to confirm the ordination (the afternoon time yet to be determined).

Both events are open to our supporters and friends.

With Metta,

Ven. Nirodha & Ven. Hasapanna

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  1. dheerayupa / Feb 28 2012 11:43 am

    This is so inspiring!

    Congratulations to both candidates.

    _/\_

  2. Robin Kay / Feb 28 2012 4:04 pm

    Congratulations to the new bhikkunis; what a great step forward and a real contribution to Buddhism’s future.

  3. annie / Feb 28 2012 6:35 pm

    Mudita for my Dhamma sisters. May you strive for and attain that true goal of the holy life for the sake of which good women go forth.
    Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

  4. simon / Feb 28 2012 8:59 pm

    well done

  5. Kanchana / Feb 28 2012 9:33 pm

    Working in the morning but hoping to make it to the ceremony in the afternoon! :)

  6. upasakabillill / Feb 28 2012 10:31 pm

    Congratulations to both Samaneri Pasada and Samaneri Nissara

    To be part of the resurgence of the Theravadan Bhikkhuni tradition is a wonderful thing

  7. F / Mar 3 2012 8:22 pm

    I wish I could have gone…. but its fantastic news. Keep up the good work. Its great to know there is a place for women now.

  8. simon / Mar 13 2012 7:47 pm

    very nice

  9. marj / Jul 4 2012 2:21 pm

    power and contro is lust so getting young men to lecture women on vina;ya rules is just them using their power controlling lust over other and any young man that trys to do that is just a sick bastard anyway and should mind their manners and respect their elders – what sort of young people go aroung nagging and telling other people what to do.

    Get a life!

  10. marj / Jul 4 2012 2:51 pm

    As for the Dalai Lama he has been sitting on his high seat since birth and obviously likes his place in the hierachy… maybe next life the old man will be born a women and have 10 children spend his life working and looking after then when he is about 50 decide to ordain then when he does so get forced to be the slave of some “elder” who is all of 20 who is some obnoxious little twit who thinks cause they are ordained they are superior and can tell others what to do.

    What a SHIT system – no wonder it is dying out if this is the way it works

    Maybe all the young ordained tyrants and progeges ought to just remember that their parents worked hard to bring you spoilt controlling little twits up – that people goign to the Dharma over the age of two have worked given up alot for families etc ….so shove you authority and rules and smug self importance as most of you have done nothing for anyone and are just doing it for yourselves –

    Don’t yo young men just get off on controlling people, especially women … hey by the way that is lust … sickos!

  11. marj / Jul 4 2012 3:47 pm

    Don’t you think it is about time you put nuns over the age of 40 on Dhammaloka Website and this website – not thes young boys – women should come first not these young men ..wait you turn and let the nuns do something –

    Wait you turn no one is bowing to young men is this country before that of older nuns!

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