Development of Educational Materials
The CBO is working to public educational materials in both the English and Tibetan languages that explain the bhiksuni ordination issue and justify providing an opportunity for full ordination for Buddhist nuns practicing in the Tibetan tradition. The following materials are being developed by leading academics in the field, many of whom are also bhiksunis:
1. A booklet that introduces the bhiksuni issue to monks, nuns, and the general public. It is designed especially for Buddhist nuns practicing in the Tibetan tradition which provides information for those who might consider taking full ordination in the future.
Download the booklet (PDF, 12.351KB)
2. An illustrated booklet of the lives of famous women described in the sutras who were fully ordained Buddhist nuns (forthcoming, in layout).
3. An appeal to monastic scholars that includes justification for full ordination for nuns in the Tibetan tradition based on precedent and citations of Vinaya and other religious texts.