1983 I was invited to attend an international conference on
"Women, Religions, and Social Changes" at Harvard
University, U.S.A. At this conference I was given a specific
task to write a paper on "The Future of the Bhikkhuni
Sangha in Thailand." Even after years of involvement
and commitment on the ordination issue for Buddhist women, still
I had not envisioned that changes and channels would be open
for women this soon.
my appreciation for the upcoming bhikkhuni ordination in Bodh
Gaya, India, Febuary 15-22, 1998, I am honoured to present to
you this booklet. I hope it will provide you with some answers
to questions often asked about women and the ordination issue
I am grateful
to Fo Kuang Shan for making this ordination possible. Significantly,
the ordination will be given in Bodh Gaya, a place of enlightenment
enlightenment for both men and women.
Perenchio offered valuable assistance to provide English improvement
to the original manuscript. I am thankful to him and to everyone
involved in the production of this booklet.
Peace and Love
December 5th, 1997