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    Bhikkhunī. Buddhism,Sri Lanka,revolution

    This is a documentary about first fully ordained Buddhist Nuns in Theravada tradition. There are two versions: a feature-length and a short one. This is a feature-lenght. Short: www.reelhouse.org...

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    Bhikkhunī. Buddhism,Sri Lanka,revolution

    Directed by Małgorzata Dobrowolska 2017 60 min
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    "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 feature-length.

    Short:
    Feature-length: https://www.reelhouse.org/dobrowolska/bhikkhuni

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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 feature-length.

    Short:
    Feature-length: https://www.reelhouse.org/dobrowolska/bhikkhuni

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