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REVIVAL OF BHIKKHUNI ORDINATION IN THE THERAVADA TRADITION, THE US $0.00 US $0.00


by BHIKKHU BODHI

ISBN 978-983-3512-55-3
IJ160/08
Size: 5.5” X 8.25”
Pages: 80


"Senior monks in Thailand have often told me that they would like to re-establish the bhikkhunī lineage in Thailand, only there is an insurmountable technical barrier. Namely, that the rules of Vinaya that bind all bhikkhunīs are such that the female ordination cannot be revived. This booklet aims to question whether this is true or not."
~ Preface by Ven. Ajahn Brahm
(Perth, Australia)


"Something is missing from Theravāda Buddhism.... This essay by Bhikkhu Bodhi addresses this problem head-on. He presents, with characteristic temperance and nobility of purpose, a case for the revival of bhikkhunī ordination, based on both the ‘ancient mandate’ of the Buddha’s Vinaya, and ‘compelling contemporary circumstances’: the human values of kindness and equality as accepted within our international community. His argument proceeds in classical form: first he presents an articulate case against bhikkhunī ordination, then he addresses the objections point by point, concluding with a nuanced and yet powerful call to our highest ideals."
~ Foreword by Ven. Bhikkhu Sujato
(Santi Forest Monastery, Australia)


Can the Full Ordination of Nuns Be Restored?

Traditional Theravādin Buddhists often assert, by appeal to an ancient narrative, that the ordination of bhikkhunīs (Buddhist nuns) would reduce the life span of pure Buddhism to five hundred years. However, the Australia-based abbot, Ajahn Brahmavaṃso, contends that without a Bhikkhunī Sangha, Buddhism in the West won’t last another fifty years. The big question, though, is how the Bhikkhunī Sangha can be revived when traditionalists claim that valid bhikkhunī ordination is impossible.

In this monograph, originally presented at a 2007 conference in Hamburg on “Buddhist Women’s Role in the Sangha,” Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi attempts to tackle this challenging question. Taking up the arguments used to oppose reviving the Bhikkhunī Sangha, he closely examines the three main areas of contention — novice ordination, the probationary training, and full ordination — offering a positive approach to each. By adopting a broad and open-minded perspective on the Vinaya, he holds, Theravāda monks can permit, even sponsor, the revival of the Bhikkhunī Sangha. In a world in which women serve as presidents and prime ministers, he concludes, it is imperative that Theravāda Buddhism restore to women their proper place as full members of the monastic Sangha.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bhikkhu Bodhi (b. 1944, NYC), born Jeffrey Block, is an American Buddhist monk, ordained in Sri Lanka and currently teaching in the New York/New Jersey area. He was appointed the second president of the Buddhist Publication Society and has edited and authored several publications grounded in the Theravada Buddhist tradition.

In 1944, Block was born in Brooklyn, NY. In 1966, he obtained a B.A. in philosophy from Brooklyn College. In 1972, he obtained a Ph.D. in philosophy from Claremont Graduate School.

In 1967, while still a graduate student, Bodhi was ordained as a novice monk in the Vietnamese Mahayana order. In 1972, after graduation, Bodhi traveled to Sri Lanka where, under Ven. Ananda Maitreya, he received novice ordination and, in 1973, he received full ordination in a Theravada order.

In 1984, succeeding co-founder Ven. Nyanaponika Thera, Bodhi was appointed English-language editor of the Buddhist Publication Society (BPS, Sri Lanka) and, in 1988, became its president. In 2002, he retired from the society's editorship while still remaining its president.

In 2000, at the United Nations' first official Vesak celebration, Bodhi gave the keynote address.

In 2002, after retiring as editor of BPS, Bodhi returned to the United States. He now lives at Chuang Yen Monastery in Carmel, New York.




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