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Celebrating Equal Ordination for Women

To celebrate 2023’s International Women’s Day, we teamed up with The Buddhist Centre Live to shine a spotlight on one of the Triratna Buddhist Community’s distinctive emphases – equal ordination for women. When Sangharakshita, our founder, created our Buddhist Order in 1968 the very first person to be ordained was a woman.

Subhadramati, Dhammadinna, Dayanandi and friends tell this fifty-five year history through their personal experiences, along with what’s needed for the next fifty-five years to respond to the aspirations of women around the world, through Tiratanaloka Unlimited.

A stirring story of how women have created retreat centres such as Taraloka and Tiratanaloka, enabling women to deepen their Dharma lives, train for ordination, and become a force for good in the world.

And we can all help enable women around the world to be a force for good through Tiratanaloka Unlimited!

This video appears on the Triratna Buddhist Community’s YouTube channel.

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