Sakyadhita: The International Association of Buddhist Women

The following article is from the Spring, 1988 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.

Sakyadhita, the International Association of Buddhist Women, continues to welcome members. The aims of the group are to promote peace, to establish communications between Buddhist women, to prepare women as teachers of Dharma, to provide opportunities for monastic training and ordination for those who wish, and to serve as an information network for Buddhist women.

Branches of Sakyadhita are being set up in countries around the world to form communication links between people supportive of Buddhist women and their ideals. Research committees are already actively at work to investigate ordination procedures for women. Other committees aim at providing information, meditation instruction, monastic training, counselling and social services.

Sakyadhita is open to all, regardless of nationality, gender or creed. Annual membership of $10 includes a subscription to the Newsletter of International Buddhist Women's Activities (NIBWA). A brochure and membership application may be obtained by writing: Sakyadhita, 928 S. New Hampshire Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90006.

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