Gotamī, those principles of which you know: ‘These principles lead to dispassion, not passion; to being unfettered, not fettered; to getting rid of, not heaping up; to few wishes, not many wishes; to contentment, not discontentment; to seclusion, not socializing; to arousal of energy, not laziness; to being easy to support, not hard to support.’ You may definitely hold: ‘This is Dhamma, This is Vinaya, This is the Teaching of the Buddha.’

–The Buddha

Bhikkhuni Vinaya Studies

Although his­tor­i­cally mar­gin­al­ized, Buddhist nuns are tak­ing their place in mod­ern Buddhism. Like the monks, Buddhist nuns live by an an­cient sys­tem of monas­tic law, the Vinaya. This work in­ves­ti­gates var­i­ous ar­eas of un­cer­tainty and con­tro­versy in how the Vinaya is to be un­der­stood and ap­plied to­day.

 

 

 

 

 

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About the author

Bhikkhu Sujato is a Buddhist monk. He or­dained in Thailand in 1994 and spent sev­eral years in for­est monas­ter­ies prac­tic­ing and study­ing the Dhamma. In 2003 he es­tab­lished Santi Forest Monastery. Bhikkhu Sujato is a med­i­ta­tor and scholar who spe­cial­izes in his­tor­i­cal re­search into the ori­gins of Buddhism.

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