by Barbara Yen
This article is written by Barbara Yen in conjunction with 2014 International Bhikkhuni Day Celebration at Gotami Vihara Society Malaysia Honouring Eminent Asian Buddhist Women in the Modern Era.
Mongolia – Ven Amaa(1905-2010): Courage and Resilience in Spiritual Practice in Challenging Conditions
Traditionally in Mongolia, there was no indication of educating women in the Dharma or offered the possibility of ordination to them, as opposition arose when such ordination was introduced. Hence, before 1990, women were rarely ordained in Mongolia.
There are two types of Buddhist vows available for women in Mongolia.
- The full Getsulma vow of ordination, involving 36 monastic rules.
- The Genenma lay vows (Five Precepts), promising not to kill, steal, lie, not to commit any sexual…
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