4 History of the Vinaya Lineages
8.00 – 10.40 p.m.
Bhikkhu Sujato: Sects & Sectarianism. The Origin of the three existing Vinaya lineages: Theravada, Dharmaguptaka, and Mulasarvastivada
Dr. Hema Goonatilake: The Unbroken Lineage of the Sinhalese Bhikkhuni Sangha from 3rd century B.C. to the 11th century
Roseanne Freese: The First Bhiksuni Ordination in East Asia – Giving Birth to a New Way of Life
Prof. Yu-chen Li: The Ordination System in Late Imperial China
Dr. Hyangsoon Yi: Vicissitudes in the Order of Buddhist Nuns during Choson Korea
Prof. Dr. David P. Jackson: Sakyapa Ordination Lineages: History, Special Features and Strategies for Survival
Prof. Dr. Jan-Ulrich Sobisch: Bhiksuni Ordination: Why Lineages?
Moderator: Bhiksuni Jampa Tsedroen
5 Polarity between Tradition and Requirements of Modern Times, Part I
10.40 – 11.40 a.m.
- Prof. Dr. Jens-Uwe Hartmann: The Vinaya Between History and Modernity: Some General Reflections
- Bhikkhu Bodhi: Prospects for Reviving Bhikkhuni Ordination in the Theravada Tradition
- Prof. Hae-ju Jeon Sunim (Ph.D): Dual Ordination in the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism And the Dharmagupta Vinaya
Moderator: Bhiksuni Thubten Chodron
Lunch Break 80 min.: 11.40 a.m. – 13.00 p.m. (university canteen 5 min. walk)
Polarity between Tradition and Requirements of Modern Times
Part II, Lecture Hall A
- Bhiksuni Tenzin Palmo: A brief overview of the situation for nuns in the Tibetan Tradition
- Prof. Dr. Janet Gyatso: Future Perspectives and Necessities of Bhikshuni Ordination
- Bhiksuni Wu-yin: The Noble Task for the Tibetan Buddhist Community: To Establish Its Bhikkhuni Lineage
- Bhikkhuni Dhammananda (Prof. Dr. Chatsumarn Kabilsingh): The Need to look at the popular interpretations of the Tripitaka (Theravada context)
- Bhikkhu Kirama Wimalajothi Thera: The Current Cultural Re-awakening and Its Impact on the Bhikkhuni Order in Sri Lanka
- Geshe Rinchen Ngodup
- Dr. Martin Seeger / Prof. Barend Jan Terwiel: The Revival of the Theravada Nun Order in Thailand: Scriptual Authority and Cultural Resistance
- Thich Quang Ba, Australia: Bhikkhuni Sangha in Vietnam and Australia: An Overview on its History and Contemporary Developments
Moderator: Dr. Alexander Berzin
Part III: Theravada: Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Bangladesh, Lecture Hall C
- Prof. Dhammavihari Thera, Sri Lanka: Recovery and Restoration of an Order of Theravada Bhikkhunis
- Bhikkhuni Ayya Gunasari: Building Bridges for Theravadin Bhikkhuni Sangha in diverse worlds
- Dr. Tomomi Ito: Bhikkhuni restoration in Theravada Buddhism: grounds of authenticity for newly ordained bhikkhunis
- Dr. Barbara Kameniar: Rurality, Ordination Debates and Thai Mae Chi
- Bhikkhuni Ayya Tathaaloka: Mining for Gold: A Bright Vision and Exploration Into the Essential Nature and Purpose of the Bhikkhuni Sangha
- Dr. Emma Tomalin: The Thai bhikkhuni movement and women’s empowerment
- Prajna Bangsha Bhikshu (Mahathero) , Bangladesh: Key Issues Related to the Establishment of Restoration of Lineage in Tradition where it Does Not Currently Exist
Moderator: Dr. Heike Löschmann
Part IV: Mahayana: China, Vietnam, Korea, Tibet, Thailand, Lecture Hall M
- Dr. Christie Chang: From Anila to Gelongma — Naming, Language, and Gender Equality
- Stefania Travagnin: Life and Mission of Elder Gongga (1903-1997). Bridging Dharma Traditions and beyond Gender Discrimination.
- Bhikkhuni Thich Nu Hue Huong: The Role of the Women in Buddhist Sangha (PDF, 175 KB)
- Thich Nu Hanh Tri (Dr. Lani Hunter): Buddhist Nun Ordination and Charity Work
- Lobsang Dechen: Tibetan Nuns and Bhikshuni Ordination
- Dr. Kim Gutschow and Skalzang Lhamo: How Ordination Relates to Status in the Buddhist Himalayas
- Master Shi Kuang Seng: Implication of Mother's Virtues Towards Buddhist Society
Moderator: PD Dr. Klaus-Dieter Mathes
Refreshments 20 min.: 15.00 – 15.20 p.m.
6 Examples for the Revival of the Dual ordination and Vinaya training
Lecture Hall A, 15.20 – 18.00 p.m.
- Bhiksuni Thubten Chodron: A Tibetan Precedent for Multi-tradition Ordination: Support for Giving Bhikshuni Ordination with a Dual Sangha of Mulasarvastivada Bhikshus and Dharmaguptaka Bhikshunis
- Bhikshuni Myoom Sunim, Abbess of Pongnyongsa, Rector of the Diamond Vinaya Institute, and President of the Pongnyongsa Monastic Seminary for Nuns: The Structure and Curriculum of the Bhiksuni Vinaya Institute of Pongnyŏngsa Monastery in Korea
- Heng Sure, Ph.D: Empowerment of Buddhist Nuns in North America: Master Hsuan Hua's Vision of Bhikshuni Sangha Organization and Implementation
- Bhikkhuni Dr. Karuna Dharma, D.Dh: Experiences with Ordaining Bhikshunis in Los Angeles from 1994 to 2004
- Bhikkhuni Dr. Kusuma Devendra: Theravada Bhikkhunis
- Bhiksuni Chuehmen: The Right to be Ordained as Bhiksunis
- Lama Choedak Rinpoche: Experience of being the Tibetan Buddhist Teacher to Convene and Sponsor the First Tibetan Initiated Bhikshuni Ordination Ceremony held in Canberra, Australia in October 2003
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Karma Lekshe Tsomo
Dinner/Tea break 60 min.: 18.00 – 19.00 p.m. (university canteen 5 minutes walk)
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