Lecture by Bhikhuni Dhammananda (Prof. Dr. Chatsurman Kabilsingh, Bangkok)
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In Thailand Theravada-Buddhism is practiced. There are about 300,000 monks and 25,000 temples. Women are at a disadvantage socially and also in their religious practice. Ven. Dhammananda of Wat Kalyani is one of the five nuns in Thailand and Sri Lanka who have full ordination as Bhikkhuni. Further 16 novices strive for full ordination.
After her ordination Bhikkhuni Dhammananda was defamed and labelled a fraud in Thailand, she received angry letters and had to bear severe criticism from many monks. However Dhammananda also experienced support, in particular from some older monks.
Dhammananda insists that she never wanted to fight against the monks. However it is our duty to revitalize the Bhikkhuni-Sangha. The Bhikkhuni ordination is a right granted to the women by Buddha.
The lecture of the former professor of philosophy is concerned with the practice of �committed Buddhism� the particular characteristic of which is active charity based on the criticism of the grievances prevailing in our society. This Buddhism which strives for changes on a social level draws its strength from contemplation.
- Date: Saturday 21th July 2007, 6.00 pm (18:00)
- Location: University of Hamburg, Main Building, Edmund Siemers Allee 1, Room ESA A
- Admission: € 10,-- English with translation into German