Daughters of the Buddha

The following article is from the Autumn, 1987 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.

The membership in this worldwide association of Buddhist women is open to both ordained and lay people, women and men alike. Among its goals are: to work in harmony with the Buddhist Sanghas of all traditions and promote understanding among them; to improve the education, conduct and meditation practice of Buddhist women and train them as teachers of the Dharma; to research the Vinaya of the various traditions and introduce the sramanerika, siksamani and bhikshuni ordinations where they do not currently exist; to assist and train nuns and those who wish to take ordination; to serve as a communications network amongst Buddhist women; and to foster world peace for all sentient beings. The Tibetan nuns also formed the Arya Tara Welfare Association in order to improve the educational opportunities and living situations of Tibetan nuns and to promote communication and cooperation amongst the Tibetan nunneries. For more information about Sakyadhita write: Karma Lekshe Tsomo, Institute of Buddhist Dialectics, Macleod Ganj, Dhar-amsala, Distt. Kangra, H.P. 176 219 INDIA.

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