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Buddhist Nuns

How Buddhist Nuns Restored This War Correspondent's Faith In Humanity

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.28.2016 | Religion

In a remote Buddhist nunnery outside Kathmandu, Nepal, a group of young nuns wakes up at 3 a.m. every day to practice kung fu, a form of martial arts ...

Buddha Kept a Diary?!

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 01.14.2017 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Here is a translation from the recently discovered Diary of Buddha, originally scratched onto leaves of grass by an exact and lavish hand. The entry seems to come just shortly before a historic decision to allow females into the Sangha.

South Korea's Rapping Buddhist Nuns Let The Heart Sutra Flow

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.18.2014 | Religion

In case you needed any more reason to believe that nuns are the coolest people (and this, this and this didn't convince you) then look no further. Sou...

LOOK: Refugee Nuns Find New Lives In India

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 11.21.2013 | Religion

After a grueling journey on foot across the Himalayas in 1990, a group of 66 Tibetan Buddhist nuns arrived in Dharamsala, India, the home of the Dalai...

Dalai Lama Encourages Buddhist Nuns on the Path

Rinchen Khando Choegyal | Posted 11.13.2013 | Home
Rinchen Khando Choegyal

It was a moment that Tibetan Buddhist nuns dream of -- to be in the presence of the Dalai Lama and to hear his words of encouragement about their studies. Many of the nuns had risked their lives fleeing Tibet to see the Dalai Lama and to find the freedom to practice their Buddhist faith.

'Beyond the Robe': New Generation Of Buddhist Monks Embraces Science

Bobby Sager | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion
Bobby Sager

Through their historic study of science, these remarkable men and women show their potential for an expanded role in their community, not necessarily as scientists, but as more engaged citizens, more informed messengers and more well-rounded scholars.

'Daughters Of The Buddha' Discuss How Buddhist Women Can Achieve Equality

Michaela Haas | Posted 03.09.2013 | Religion
Michaela Haas

"They're telling the nuns, 'Oh, you're so humble, you're not interested in gaining prestige and power like these Westerners,'" Lekshe says with a calm voice but a quizzical look. "Well, I just wonder why they are not telling the monks that."

Buddhist Songs About Cho And Machik Labdron

Ravenna Michalsen | Posted 11.15.2011 | Religion
Ravenna Michalsen

Steve Tibbetts first encountered these Chö songs while living in Nepal and hearing the nuns at Nagi Gompa sing them from afar. He eventually recorded the nuns singing between 1994 and 1996.

WATCH: Two Minutes Of Wisdom With Tenzin Palmo

Posted 03.08.2014 | Religion


Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo: The Beauty of Educating Buddhist Nuns (VIDEO)

Posted 07.31.2011 | Religion

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo left England for India at the age of 20 to pursue her Buddhist training and becoming one of the first westerners to be ordained ...

2,500 Years After The Buddha, Tibetan Buddhists Acknowledge Women

Michaela Haas | Posted 07.18.2011 | Religion
Michaela Haas

It may come as a surprise to many that despite its peaceful and somewhat progressive image in the West, the Tibetan Buddhist tradition does not know full ordination for women.

Buddhist Nuns Ordained In Groundbreaking Ceremony

Sylvia Boorstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sylvia Boorstein

On Aug. 29, four women, were declared fully ordained as Buddhist nuns in the Thai Theravada tradition. It was the first such ordination ever in the Western hemisphere.