bhikkhuni

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bhikkhuni

(ˈbiːkuˌni)
n
(Buddhism) a fully ordained Buddhist nun
[Pali, literally: beggar]
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In sharp contrast to the vocative address featuring extensively in the nuns' section of the Pali Vinaya, it is absent from the Mahasanghika-Lokottaravada Bhiksuni Vinaya.
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Myeong Seong Sunim, President of the National Bhiksuni Assembly of the Korean Jogye Order, who is the Chair the organizing committee of the 8th Sakyadhita Conference and who also serves as the Dean of the Graduate School of Unmun Sangha College.
The interaction between pentatonicism and chromaticism is reminiscent of pieces such as An in the Spring Wind (1953), The Willows Are New (1957), and Soliloquy of a Bhiksuni (1958).
Bhiksuni ordination has developed into the central focus in the international Buddhist women's movement since it provides access to advanced individual spiritual cultivation as well as to the benefits of a collective administrative system.
In the Vietnamese Mahayana tradition the nuns receive the full Bhiksuni ordination which gives them a very respected and fully acknowledged recognition in the Buddhist hierarchy.
According to this story, which charters the injunction against nuns making a living through the practice of medicine, a bhiksuni should not also be a vaidyika.
Note that although "nun" is used here throughout for bhiksuni, and "monk" for bhiksu, this is a matter of convenience and is certainly not based on any conviction that these are good translations of the original terms; see G.
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Contextualizing the Tibetan Bhiksuni Debate: What is at Stake and for Whom?
2) According to the account of the founding of the bhiksuni sangha, Mahaprajapatl, the Buddha's aunt and stepmother, was the first ordained nun and accepted eight "fundamental rules" (gurudharmas).
The different Vinaya texts report that by accepting these principles to be respected Mahaprajapati Gautami became the first bhiksuni (nun), marking the starting point for the coming into being of an order of bhiksunis.