Full bhikkhuni ordinations in California Aug. 29, 2010

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Full bhikkhuni ordinations in California Aug. 29, 2010

Post by DNS » Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:59 pm

There will be a full bhikkhuni ordination ceremony tomorrow, August 29, 2010 3:30 pm PDT in the U.S. (Northern California). It is believed to be the first full ordination of bhikkhunis with an all-Theravada set of preceptors, bhikkhus and bhikkhunis from the Theravada tradition (no 'borrowing' of bhikhshunis from the Dharmaguptaka-Mahayana for the double ordination).

Our own Dhamma Wheel member, Phalanyani, will be one of the three samaneris to receive the full ordination!!!

:bow: :bow: :bow:

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http://www.aranyabodhi.org/Events/annou ... rdinations" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Unfortunately, my family and I will not be able to attend, but I am in contact with the bhikkhunis and will post any links to photos or videos that they receive or from the lay attendees.

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Re: Full bhikkhuni ordinations in California Aug. 29, 2010

Post by jcsuperstar » Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:06 pm

i wish them every success! it would be cool to see something like this. especially for my wife.
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Re: Full bhikkhuni ordinations in California Aug. 29, 2010

Post by bodom » Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:06 pm

Great news! :clap:

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Re: Full bhikkhuni ordinations in California Aug. 29, 2010

Post by Goedert » Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:49 pm

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Re: Full bhikkhuni ordinations in California Aug. 29, 2010

Post by octathlon » Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:52 pm

Excellent news, glad to hear it! :clap:

Congratulations to them! :bow:

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Post by nyanasuci » Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:16 am

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Re: Full bhikkhuni ordinations in California Aug. 29, 2010

Post by Ben » Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:35 am

How auspicious!
Wishing them all, every success on their path to Nibbana!
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Re: Full bhikkhuni ordinations in California Aug. 29, 2010

Post by ShinMeiDokuJoh » Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:56 pm

Dear David, dear all,

this is really great news, thank you for sharing with us...and I am looking forward seeing some pictures


Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu

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Re: Full bhikkhuni ordinations in California Aug. 29, 2010

Post by DNS » Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:49 am

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http://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php?tit ... ni_Daniela" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php?tit ... ordination" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Full bhikkhuni ordinations in California Aug. 29, 2010

Post by bodhabill » Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:13 am

Hi David

Congratulations to all involved

The very best wishes to the new Bikkhunis on their path to Nibbana

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Re: Full bhikkhuni ordinations in California Aug. 29, 2010

Post by suanck » Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:29 am

David N. Snyder wrote:
http://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php?tit ... ordination" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
In your web page: "2010 In Northern California, 3 novice nuns are given the full ordination, which included the double ordination ceremony. Bhante Gunaratana and other distinguished monks and nuns were in attendance. ", I believe there were 4 nuns (not 3) ordained in that occasion: Ven Suvijjana, Adhimutta, Phalanyani, and Thanasanti.

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Re: Full bhikkhuni ordinations in California Aug. 29, 2010

Post by DNS » Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:28 am

suanck wrote:
David N. Snyder wrote:
http://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php?tit ... ordination" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
In your web page: "2010 In Northern California, 3 novice nuns are given the full ordination, which included the double ordination ceremony. Bhante Gunaratana and other distinguished monks and nuns were in attendance. ", I believe there were 4 nuns (not 3) ordained in that occasion: Ven Suvijjana, Adhimutta, Phalanyani, and Thanasanti.

Suan
Hi Suan,

Click on the flyer in the op; it states:

"On August 29, we will celebrate this landmark by fully ordaining three Samaneri as Bhikkhunis,Ven Adhimutta, Ven Suvijjana, and Ven Phalanyani."

But I'll double-check to make sure.

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Re: Full bhikkhuni ordinations in California Aug. 29, 2010

Post by pilgrim » Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:35 am

Yup, it was 4 bhikkhunis. It seems that Ajahn Thanasanti made the decision to ordain on the day itself, just hours before the ceremony. Quite a dramatic development as narrated on FB's "Women & the Forest Sangha"..Topic: Letter from Terry Mandel re Ajahn Thanasanti's Bhikkhuni ordination.

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