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8 reviews

PaC

PaC

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It is so wonderful to see that a film has come out about this issue. I was present at the 2006 Hamburg Conference and this film was a wonderful reminder as to the importance of the Bikkhuni ordination, in ALL lineages. Thank you so much.

Marcio Azevedo

Marcio Azevedo

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Dear producers, please spread this movie to the world with no cost, if possible. Share it on YouTube or anywhere free. Everybody has to see it. The Theravada Buddhist world should recognize bhikkhunis at the same level as bhikkhus. BTW, very well done, very good work. Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

Gayle Markow

Gayle Markow

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wonderful documentary. I'm so happy to see it, and will happily share it. As HHDL said, the Buddha would have totally agreed with the ordination of bikkhunis. I am grateful for the brave monks and nuns who are making this truth manifest. Deep bows.

Patrick Wolf

Patrick Wolf

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Very worthwhile watching. Its a complex issue and the documentary gives a deeper insight into it.

Adam Groff

Adam Groff

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Really good, really interesting. Kind of a tease at half an hour though! I would have liked to see it come back around to Wiriya in the end, and see where she is on her path--that would have bookended it nicely. Also, I would have liked to hear more commentary from Amma Thanasanti, as she is so very articulate. Well done all in all though, kudos! And metta!

mackenzie

mackenzie

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Really interesting, when Ajahn Jayasaro 'it is just a very minor phenomenon in this country' and 'the women I know as nuns say 'it is good enough me'" to a modern ear sound completely like the statement we used to hear in all walks of life where women were trying to operate on equal terms and some still thought it was 'good enough for them' not to become doctors or scientists and to bake cakes all day or look after their husbands. I am sure it is not a minor phenomenon to those who have dedicated their lives to learning and wishing to follow the same path as he has trodden. How can gender make a difference, and what would happen in the case of a F to M sex change, either they would be able to become fully ordained as a monk in which case it makes a mockery of it (i.e. hormones and an operation does not change the person inside) or they would not and would be left in limbo as neither female nor male which again does not seem in keeping with fairness and compassion.

wayne butterworth

wayne butterworth

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Such strength and bravery for the women who pursued ordination as bhikkhuni's despite resistance and rejection from the Theravada heartland. Although knowing very little about buddhist traditions or the sangha, it nonetheless heartened me to discover at the end of the film that the bhikkuni lineage is growing again. Equal choices for equal journeys.

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