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Dignity and Discipline
Author: Thea Mohr

ISBN: 9780861715886
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 333
Published: 11 May 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.3
Description:
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 and 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.

About the Editors

Thea Mohr is author and director of numerous documentaries dealing with religious subjects, primarily Buddhism. Since 1994 she has been a lecturer for religious studies at Goethe University in Frankfurt.

Bhikshuni Jampa Tsedroen (Carola Roloff) is an ordained Tibetan Buddhist nun and a lecturer and research fellow at Hamburg Univers...

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