Wizard in the Forest wrote:What is the status of women in the Sangha in various countries and lineages, and in which are going forth or ordination permitted and to what degree is it permitted?
In which lineages and countries is it available for a woman to become a Samaṇerī, a Sikkhamānā, and a Bhikkhunī or their equivalent?
I also heard it is a crime in some countries for a woman to go forth too, is this true?
Wizard in the Forest wrote:Oh bless that courageous woman. I hope she is okay, and happy. I know it's got to be difficult to face that kind of horrid persecution. I only hope that her time as a Bhikkhunī was enough to hold to the doctrine and discipline in her heart for the next life.
octathlon wrote:Very depressing to hear how women are still treated by the powers that be.
Wizard in the Forest wrote:I think there are no powers that be that can keep women away from the Buddha Dhamma forever. We'll see won't we? Maybe when I have no more debt and less responsibilities I will reach for ordination as well (^_^)
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