On the auspicious occasion of ordaining the first four Theravadan Buddhist bhikkhunis (fully ordained nuns) in the Southern Hemisphere – part of the move to reconstitute the bhikkhuni sangha into the Theravadan Buddhist world – Ajahn Brahm gives a talk on the topic of courageous decision-making.
This talk by Ajahn Sujato came at a watershed moment in 2009 when the first fully ordained nuns (bhikkhunis) were ordained in Western Australia. Ajahn Sujato explains what it means to be fully ordained, why it is important, and why it is important to have fully ordained nuns in the contemporary world so that there are equal opportunities for both women and men to follow the whole of the Buddhist path, just as was the case in the time of the Buddha.
A short documentary about Ajahn Brahm and the foundation of Dhammasara Monastery – the first forest nuns’ monastery in Australia.
This short documentary outlines the quest for the resurrection of the bhikkhuni sangha in contemporary Theravadan Buddhism. Includes interviews with many of the main participants in modern Theravadan Buddhism who have been involved with the question of the full ordination for women.