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A 3 - month training course for bhikkhunis in Theravada tradition

 The bhikkhunis took the lead in offering the light at Magha Puja festival, July 13,2003

 First time in the Thai history that the bhikkhuni sangha recited the Patimokkha (set of monastic rules) every half month through the vassa (rain retreat).

 Ven.Rahatungoda Saddha Sumana instructed Ven.Dhammananda to make a 'pintu' mark on the newly received kathina robe. Oct.12,2003

 The bhikkhunis attended a vinaya class with Ven.Man Ho.

 Alms round is always a joyful experience both for the bhikkhunis and the lay people

 Ven.Man Ho gave a dhamma talk at a weekly session organized by Seven-Eleven, Oct.1,2003.

 Ven.Dhammananda lectured on the history of Buddhism in Thailand to the bhikkhuni sangha during the vassa training.

Ven.Man Ho explained the Bodhisattva's path to the bhikkhunis in Theravada tradition. Aug.3,2003

The bhikkhuni sangha went to pay respect to the relics of the Buddha, Golden Mount, Wat Sraket, Bangkok. Aug.6,2003 

 The representative of Fo Guang Shan, Bangkok branch welcomed the bhikkhuni sangha and kindly offered a vegetarian lunch after presenting certificates to them. 

 The bhikkhuni sangha visited and paid respect to the 53 bhikkhuni statues casted by King Rama III (approx.100 years ago) at Wat Rajnadda, Bangkok.Aug.6,2003 

 Ven.Dhammananda went to give a lecture at Sri Nakharindharavirot University, accompanied by the bhikkhuni sangha. Aug.18,2003 

 Grade 5 students from a prestigious Sathit Chula primary school lined up to ask questions from the international bhikkhunis whom they met for the first time. Sept.17,2003 

 The bhikkhunis with a welcoming sign on the left with some members who came to attend the retreat.

 American students came for a visit and had a lively discussion with the bhikkhuni sangha. Aug.6,2003.

 Two bhikkhunis made an announcement on the robe offered as kathina robe. Robe-offering ceremony at Wat Songdhammakalyani, Thailand.


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