11th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women

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11th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women

Post by thornbush » Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:40 am

Yup from our Sisters in the Dharma....

11th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
December 28, 2009, to January 3, 2010
Conference Theme: Eminent Buddhist Women
Sakyadhita is pleased to announce that the 11th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women will be held in Ho Chi Minh City from December 28, 2009, to January 3, 2010. Temple tours in the vicinity of Ho Chi Minh City will be arranged on January 4 and 5. Optional tours to Hue and Hanoi are available from January 6 to 10.

Panel themes
* Buddhist Women and Leadership
* Eminent Women in Buddhist History
* Buddhist Women Teachers: Lay and Ordained
* Dialogue Across Cultures: Defining Eminence
* Socially Engaged Buddhist Women
* Dharma Across Generations and Cultures
* Buddhist Women and Global Poverty
* Teaching Dharma in Prisons
* Buddhism and Diversity
* Buddhist Education Across Cultures
* Living Simply, Protecting the Environment

Workshop themes
* Dharma in Motion, Mindfulness in Action
* Diversity: Meditation Traditions
* Leadership for Buddhist Women's Groups
* Dharma with Children: East and West
* Compassionate Communications
* Understanding Domestic Violence
* Engaging Buddhist Laywomen
* Mindful Asian Dance: Cultural Impact along the Buddhist Path
* Conflict Transformation
* Buddhist Practice in Relationships
Call for Papers here
About them:
About the Sakyadhita community
Sakyadhita, the name of the International Association of Buddhist Women, means "Daughters of the Buddha." The objectives of Sakyadhita, as expressed at its founding meeting in 1987 in Bodhgaya, India, are:
To promote world peace through the practice of the Buddha's teachings
To create a network of communications for Buddhist women throughout the world
To promote harmony and understanding among the various Buddhist traditions
To encourage and help educate women as teachers of Buddhadharma
To provide improved facilities for women to study and practice the teachings
To help establish the Bhikshuni Sangha (community of fully-ordained nuns) where it does not currently exist.
Read more on them from that website...
Been a great milestone for them since the Venerable Ananda requested for the Bhikshuni Order from the Buddha and the greater role of the Upasikas/Lay Women... :thumbsup:

Namo Amitabha Buddha!

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