In Historic First, Two Tibetan Buddhist Nuns Hired to Teach Buddhist Philosophy_ Buddhist News

in historic first to Tibetan Buddhist nuns hired to teach Buddhist philosophy to nuns with Jewish limit degrees the equivalent of a doctorate in Buddhist philosophy have been hired to teach Buddhist philosophy at Dowling nunnery and Institute in India the announcement comes from the Tibetan nuns project headquartered in Seattle Washington and operating with Tibetan nuns in India dull milling nunnery an institute was inaugurated by his Holiness the Dalai Lama on the 8th of December 2005 and has historically only had male teachers the Institute's you located outside of Dharamsala offers a full 17 year curriculum in Buddhist philosophy and debate as well as broader subjects such as creating sand mandalas and butter sculptures in 2011 the Institute for Buddhist dialectical studies piped in Dharamsala conferred the degree of jesh on venerable Kelson Wang mo a German nun making her the world's first female jesh Oranje Shama the first group of Tibetan nuns graduated with Jayamma degrees in 2016 there are approximately 250 nun studying at the Institute last year the Tibetan nuns project celebrated 26 nuns earning jessamine degrees a milestone in the history of Tibetan Buddhism the tuition is hired the spring as teachers are Gintama Tenzin console and jeschill medela kwang-ho according to an online report from the Tibetan nuns project the tuition the teachers endured a great deal to reach their historic status Jayamma Tenzin council had to leave school in Tibet at age 12 and Jim Adela Quang mo was illiterate when she arrived in England Tibet like others from Tibet they had to risk their lives to escape to India in order to freely practice their religion the education I get here at dal Marling is much better than I ever dreamed I would have I really never thought I would have a chance to learn English or debate or have so many classes in Buddhist philosophy I can't believe how lucky I have been Jayamma Tenzing console my sister who is a nun in Tibet has no classes her nunnery has gotten smaller because some of the nuns have escaped some have been put in jail and some have died they have only prayer in no classes and no studying it does not seem fair for her to have so little as a nun and for me to have so much after all we are both nuns Tibetan nuns project traditionally Buddhist nuns have not had the same access to education as monks since the 1980s however His Holiness the Dalai Lama has advocated for the Advancement of women telling nuns you will become geumja during his regular visits to mint God dang chuckling nunnery and Karnataka southern India which he inaugurated in 1987 founded in 1987 the Tibetan nuns project has worked to elevate the educational standards and the overall position of women their work is aimed at both preserving Tibetan culture and empowering nuns to flourish and act as leaders in the modern world Norman Steinberg a retired Canadian who now spends nine months each year volunteering for the Tibetan nuns project in Dharamsala told but hist door global it has been my experience on my 50 year or journey on the Buddhist path that women have a greater empathy with the Buddhist teaching they have easier access to their buddha nature and a much easier time teaching the core values of Buddhism they teach from their experiential and not from their conceptual understanding when you combine that innate ability with the formal training the jeschill is receive the dharma is taught with the greatest purity and compassion and that is what humanity needs now in the face of the issues that are emerging across the planet you

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