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For the first time in over 2000 years, Shravasti in India will be the site of a summer rains (Varsa) retreat for Buddhist nuns. Sponsored by His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche, 64 fully ordained nuns (bhikshunis) practicing within the Dharmaguptaka Vinaya system—whether living in Asian or Western countries—will gather for a "half Varsa," a six and a half week monastic rains retreat, July 3 to August 19, 2020. Fully ordained nuns are invited to apply for attendance and full sponsorship including travel by December 10, 2019. English language proficiency is required.
More information about the 2020 Bhikshuni Varsa and the Great Shravasti Center is available by clicking the button below or by visiting https://vajradakininunnery.org/shravasti2020/.
Buddhist Nuns' Retreat at Shravasti in 2020
ASA Spring Newsletter
The ASA Spring Newsletter is out now. Check it out by clicking the button below.
Proceedings of the 16th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women
Australia was honoured to host the 16th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women in the Blue Mountains outside of Sydney from 23-28 June 2019. View and downloaded the proceedings by clinking the button below.
Sydney has a new residence for ordained Buddhist women. To find out more about this project please click the button below, which will open a PDF document you can view and/or download.
Therimettarama, Non-Sectarian Residence for Women Monastics in Sydeny