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Autonomy of the Bhikkhunī Saṅgha

Reflection on the Validity of Bhikkhunī Ordination in the Modern Theravāda World INTRODUCTION Within Theravāda the Bhikkhunī Question remains unresolved. Since the Bhikkhunī Saṅgha’s apparent extinction the dispute regarding its re-establishment within Theravāda has been laborious, heated, and inconclusive. In July 2007 the 1st International Congress was convened to discuss issues pertaining to the role …

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