BBC's Woman's Hour Series "Looking at Key Women in the Buddhist Scriptures"
In this 24-minute video presentation to the 13th Sakyadhita Conference, Kate Blickhahn reads “Mahaprajapati Gotami: Aunt & StepMother of Siddhartha,” a chapter from her 2011 book, BUDDHA’S DAUGHTERS: Spiritual Journeys of Early Women of the Dharma.
Ayya Tathaaloka on the Eight Garudhammas
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Ayya Tathaaloka speaks about research on the oft-repeated story of the Eight Bhikkhuni Garudhammas which emerged at the First Global Congress on Buddhist Women in Hamburg, Germany in 2007 together with her own research and evolving perspective. This video is the first in a series of four. The viewer may also be interested in Ven. Tathaaloka's draft article on the subject here.
Queen Maya's Advice to Gotami
Cambodian (Khmer) style of Dhamma story-telling song called smot, a uniquely expressive form of Buddhist chant. From Stirring and Stilling: A Liturgy of Cambodian Dharma Songs
Recitation of the Names and Memorable Qualities of the Thirteen Foremost Bhikkhuni Disciples of the Buddha
The Contemporary Revival of the Theravada Bhikkhuni Sangha
Bhikkhuni Documentary | This is a trailer for Bhikkhuni: Revival of the Women’s Order - a documentary film in the making that explores the issue of female ordination in Buddhism, and sheds some light on the current injustices which are occurring within the tradition.
Photo slideshow of a full monastic ordination ceremony of three Bhikkhunis. This ordination constitutes the cutting edge of Buddhism as
is challenges the patriarchal attitudes and history present in many
Buddhist lineages. There have always been places for women in the
monastic community, but rarely are women given the same monastic
ordination as men. This is a topic of great discussion in the greater
Buddhist community and is met with a variety of opinions and ideas. This
ceremony, which took place on October 17, 2011 at Spirit Rock
Meditation Center in Woodacre CA, had the support of venerable monastics
from all the major branches of Buddhism, as well as the support of
A New Beginning - a short video documentary on the development of the Saranloka Bhikkhuni Community in Northern California, their transition from the siladhara nuns life to that of fully ordained bhikkhunis.
Rebirth: A Story of Theravada Bhikkhunis - a documentary by Sara Patton. A documentary made in the very early days of Dhammadharini Vihara, the first Theravada bhikkhuni vihara in the western United States.