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    Bhikkhunī. Buddhism,Sri Lanka,revolution

    “Bhikkhunī – Buddhism, Sri Lanka, Revolution” is a documentary film about the revival of women’s ordination in Theravāda Buddhism.

    Bhikkhunī. Buddhism, Sri Lanka, revolution

    Uploaded Jun 30, 2017

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    Bhikkhunī. Buddhism,Sri Lanka,revolution

    Directed by Małgorzata Dobrowolska 2017 24 min

    Bhikkhunī. Buddhism, Sri Lanka, revolution

    Uploaded Jun 30, 2017

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    Bhikkhunī. Buddhism,Sri Lanka,revolution

    "Main contemporary world religions don’t allow women to hold high-ranking positions in the monastery hierarchy. My interest in women who break with such convention has brought me to Sri Lanka. It is here where a quiet revolution of the Buddhist order begins." Małgorzata Dobrowolska

    Women in Theravada countries have a chance to become bhikkhunis (fully ordained Buddhist nuns) since recent years. They regained this right after 1000 years long break.

    The main characters of the film are: Ven. Bhikkhunī Kusuma (Sri Lanka), Ven. Bhikkhunī Dhammananda (Thailand) and Ven. Bhikkhunī Gautami Samayiki (Bangladesh). They are the first bhikkhunis in their own countries.

    There are two versions of the film: a feature-length (1 hour) and a short one (24 minutes). This is a short.



    If you are a Bhikkhunī or Bhikkhu and you would like to watch the documentary, please write to me at and I will offer you a password to watch the film for free.

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