THE BUDDHA’S FORGOTTEN NUNS

34 mins (2013) – Australia Network


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Wiriya was raised a Buddhist, but like many women who wish to advance in their practice, she came up against walls of sexism within the
traditional Theravada order. Is Buddhism a religious movement based on equality? Or is it rooted in a male dominated culture found in
most other world religions? The Buddha himself invited women to join his group of disciples as female monks, or Bhikkhunis, and allowed
them to be ordained alongside men some 2500 years ago. What happened?


Festivals 

    • 2014 THIS Buddhist Film Festival, Singapore
    • 2014 The Inner Path Buddhist Festival, India

Director Wiriya Sati
Producer Katrina Lucas
Shot by Mark Andersson & Wiriya Sati

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