Dignity and Discipline

Reviving Full Ordination for Buddhist Nuns

Dignity and Discipline

Edited by: Thea Mohr and Jampa Tsedroen
When the Buddha established his community over twenty-five centuries ago, he did so upon a foundation of radical equality among women and men. And indeed, the earliest Buddhist scriptures celebrate the teachings and inspiring influence of these path-blazing female renunciants. Nonetheless, through much of the Buddhist world, the order of nuns has disappeared or was never transmitted at all.

Dignity & Discipline represents a watershed moment in Buddhist history, as the Dalai Lama together with scholars and monastics from around the world, present powerful cases, grounded in both scripture and a profound appeal to human dignity, that the order of Buddhist nuns can and should be fully restored.
  • Wisdom Publications | 
  • 352 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780861715886 | 
  • May 2010

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