Monday, November 30, 2015

A Conversation with Tenzin Palmo: Nuns, Laywomen, and the Future

Interview by Raymond Lam

Buddhistdoor Global released a video interview with Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo (official) On October 19, 2015 during her teaching tour in Hong Kong.

In this interview, Jetsunma speaks openly about the issues that non-Himalayan female monastics (nuns) face after ordination, the difficulties lay women face when they seek a Dharma center or monastery for an extended retreat, and the His Holiness the Dalai Lama's recent comments on the possibility of the next Dalai Lama being female.

For more information on the Alliance of Non-Himalayan Nuns please visit their website: www.nonhimalayannunsalliance.com/

"The Alliance of Non Himalayan Nuns (ANHN) is an international, non-sectarian organization founded in 2014 committed to supporting women ordained as Tibetan Buddhist nuns from outside traditional Tibetan Buddhist regions. ANHN is open to all and seeks to advance all existing organisations and communities committed to supporting these nuns."

Raymond Lam

Raymond is Senior Correspondent and Editorial Writer for the website Buddhistdoor International. He is also an archivist of the Awakening Buddhist Women Resource Library. His major interests are Silk Road studies, world history, art and philosophy, journalism, Christian theology, and Mahayana Buddhism. You can contact Raymond Lam at raymond@buddhistdoor.com 

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