Monday, 29 November 2010

Four go further forth

Four of the nuns from Lerab Ling recently took siksamana ordination at Pu Yi Yuan Monastery in Taiwan. The ordination and training was arranged especially for 6 nuns from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

A Siksamana (Skt) (Sikkhamana (Pali), Gelobma (Tibetan)) is a female nun who holds the novice vows plus six additional regulations for two years, while also training in 292 precepts in preparation to become a bhikshuni (a fully ordained nun).