2010 Living Buddhism Program (21-26 Sep) at International Center for BuddishtWomen ..International Center for Buddhist Women at SongdhammakalayaniBhikkhuni Arama... <span>On Living Buddhism ...</span>Announcement ** 2010 Living Buddhism Program (21-26 Sept 2010)**
Re-examining conventional wisdom on the issue of bhikkhunis in the Theravada Buddhist tradition By: NISSARA HORAYANGURA Published: 28/04/2009 at 12:00 AM Newspaper section: Bangkok Post, OutlookThe bhikkhuni (fully-ordained Buddhist female monk) issue in Thailand can either stir up a lot of controversy or summon nothing more than a shrug.
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A brief history of Sanghamitta
This is a clay figure of Sanghamitta made by Ven.Dhammananda in 2002. She sits with the group of the thirteen Arahat Theris in the shrine room at Songdhammakalyani Monastery in Nakhonpathom, Thailand.
Since 1998 Most Venerable Inamaluwe Sri Sumangalo Maha Thero, now Maha Nayaka of Dambulla Syamopali Sect has organized ordination for bhikkhunis regularly. This year also the ordination was given on July 21,2007. There are 9 new bhikkhunis, seven Sri lankans and two Thais.