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“It is essential reading for those who want to understand how Buddhists are thinking through the question of bhikkhuni ordination. I recommend this volume with warm enthusiasm.”—Journal of the American Academy of Religion

DIGNITY & DISCIPLINE

Reviving Full Ordination for Buddhist Nuns

Thea Mohr Ven. Jampa Tsedroen

When the Buddha established his community over twenty-five centuries ago, he did so upon a foundation of radical equality among women and men. And indeed, the earliest Buddhist scriptures celebrate the teachings and inspiring influence of these path-blazing female renunciants. Nonetheless, through much of the Buddhist world, the order of nuns has disappeared or was never transmitted at all.

Dignity & Discipline represents a watershed moment in Buddhist history, as the Dalai Lama together with scholars and monastics from around the world, present powerful cases, grounded in both scripture and a profound appeal to human dignity, that the order of Buddhist nuns can and should be fully restored.

book information
  • Paperback
  • 352 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 inches
  • $18.95
  • ISBN 9780861715886
about the author
Dignity & Discipline

Thea Mohr is author and director of numerous documentaries dealing with religious subjects, primarily Buddhism. Since 1994 she has been a lecturer for religious studies at Goethe University in Frankfurt.

Dignity & Discipline

Bhikshuni Jampa Tsedroen (Carola Roloff) is an ordained Tibetan Buddhist nun and a lecturer and research fellow at Hamburg University specializing in nuns’ ordination and women in Buddhism.

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