Print Publications

There were many new publications after the Congress. Please let us know the biographical details of new publications which may be of interest for studying bhikshuni/bhikkhuni ordination and vinaya lineages, or topics such as bhikshuni/bhikkhuni vinaya, lineages including female lineage masters, biographies of Buddhist nuns/women, human women rights' in Buddhism etc.

Print Publications

  • Anālayo, Bhikkhu (2008): "Theories on the Foundation of the Nuns’ Order - A Critical Evaluation."  Journal of the Centre for Buddhist Studies, 6 Colombo (Sri Lanka): Centre for Buddhist Studies.
  • Anālayo, Bhikkhu (2009): "The Bahudhātuka-sutta and its Parallels On Women’s Inabilities." The Journal of Buddhist Ethics, 16. Carlisle, Pa: Dept. of Religion, Dickinson College. The Bahudhātuka-sutta and its Parallels On Women’s Inabilities
  • Bodhi, Bhikkhu (2009): The Revival of Bhikkhunī Ordination in the Theravāda Tradition. Penang (Malaysia): Inward Path.
  • Dash, Shobha Rani (2008): Mahāpajāpatī. The First Bhikkhunī. Seoul: Blue Lotus Books.
  • Erhard, Franz-Karl (2009): "Buddhist Fasting Lineages: A Thangka of the Eleven-faced and Thousand-armed Avalokitesvara." Eli Franco, and Monika Zin (eds.), From Turfan to Ajanta. Festschrift for Dieter Schlingloff on the Occasion of his Eightieth Birthday. Lumbini: International Research Institute. (Contains information on the Bhikṣuṇī Palmo as lineage lama).
  • Deleanu, Florin (2010): Transmission and Creation: Ordinations for Nuns in Ancient and Early Mediaeval Japan, Journal of the International College for Postgraduate Buddhist Studies Vol. XIV, 2010
  • Heirman, Ann (2002) The Discipline in Four Parts, Rules for Nuns according to the Dharmaguptakavinaya, Delhi, Motilal Banarsidass, 3 vols., ISBN 81-208-1800-8, 1211 pp.
    Part I : Introduction, ISBN 81-208-1822-9
    Part II : Translation and Commentary, ISBN 81-208-1823-7
    Part III : Indices, Glossaries, Concordance, ISBN 81-208-1824-5
  • Heirman, Ann (1997) Some Remarks on the Rise of the Bhiksunisamgha and on the Ordination Ceremony for Bhiksunis according to the Dharmaguptakavinaya', Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies 20.2, pp.33-85
  • Heirman, Ann (1998) 'Gurudharma: an important vinaya rule', Indian Journal of Buddhist Studies, Vol.10, pp.18-26
  • Heirman, Ann (1999) 'On Parajika', Buddhist Studies Review 16.1, pp.51-59
  • Heirman, Ann (1999) 'Vinaya : perpetuum mobile', Etudes Asiatiques, LIII.4, pp.849-871
  • Heirman, Ann (1999) 'The Sarvastivada Parajika Precepts for Nuns', Annali dell'Istituto Universitario Orientale di Napoli, Vol.59, pp.144-167
  • Heirman, Ann (2000) 'On Some Fragments of the Bhiksunpratimoksa of the Sarvastivadins', Buddhist Studies Review 17.1, pp.3-16
  • Heirman, Ann (2001) 'Chinese Nuns and their Ordination in fifth century China', Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies Vol.24, No.2, pp.275-304
  • Heirman, Ann (2002), 'Can we trace the early Dharmaguptakas?', T'oung Pao LXXXVIII, pp.396-429
  • Heirman, Ann (2003) 'The parajika precepts for nuns', Buddhist Studies Review 20.2, pp.169-181
  • Heirman, Ann (2003) 'The time schedule of the kat\hina period', Acta Orientalia Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 56 (2-4), pp.309-316
  • Heirman, Ann (2003) '漢 語 "戒 律" 里 的 術 語' ('A lexicographical research: technical terms of vinaya texts'), Universal Gate Buddhist Journal 18, pp.1-28 (re-edition on request of an article in the proceedings of 國 立 中 正 大 學佛 經 語 言 言 學 國 際 學 術 研 討 會 (International Conference on the Linguistic Study of Buddhist Texts), Chung-cheng Ta-hsüeh, Chia-yi, 2002)
  • Heirman, Ann (2004) 'The Chinese Samantapasadika and its school affiliation', Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 154.2, pp.371-396
  • Heirman, Ann (2006) 'Offenders, sinners and criminals: the consumption of forbidden food', Acta Orientalia Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 59 (1), pp. 57-83 (with Tom De Rauw)
  • Heirman, Ann (2008): "Where is the Probationer in Chinese Buddhist Nunneries?", Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 158.1, pp. 105-137
  • Heirman, Ann (2008) ‘Indian Disciplinary Rules and their Early Chinese Adepts: A Buddhist Realityʾ, Journal of the American Oriental Society 128.2, pp.257-272
  • Heirman, Ann (2008) ‘Becoming a Nun in the Dharmaguptaka Traditionʾ, Buddhist Studies Review 25.2, pp.147-173
  • Heirman, Ann (2008): "Where is the Probationer in Chinese Buddhist Nunneries?", Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft 158.1, pp. 105-137.
  • (2007) Heirman, A. and S. Bumbacher (eds.), The Spread of Buddhism, Leiden, Boston, Brill, ISBN 978 90 04 15830 6, 474 pp.
  • von Hinüber, Oskar (2008): "The Foundation of the Bhikkhunīsaṃgha. A Contribution to the Earliest History of Buddhism." Annual Report of the International Research Institute for Advanced Buddhology at Soka University for the Academic Year 2007. Tokyo: Soka University.
  • Levine, Sarah, and Gellner, David N. (2008): Rebuilding Buddhism. The Theravada Movement in Twentieth-Century Nepal. Havarad University Press.
  • Samacittā, Bhikkhunī and Sujato, Bhante. tr. and ed. (2009): "The First Chinese Bhikkhunis." Translated from the Chinese by Bhikkhunī Samacittā, edited by Bhikkhu Sujāto
  • Sujato, Bhante (2006): Sects and Sectarianism. Taipei: The Corporate Body of the Buddha Educational Foundation.
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  • Tsedroen, Jampa (2008): “Generation to Generation: Transmitting the Bhikṣuṇī Lineage in the Tibetan Tradition.” In: Tsomo, Karma Lekshe, ed. 9th Sakyadhita International Conference. Buddhist Women in a Global Multicultural Society. Kuala Lumpur: Sukhi Hotu Publications, pp. 205-215.
  • Tsomo, Karma Lekshe, ed. (2008): 9th Sakyadhita International Conference. Buddhist Women in a Global Multicultural Society. Kuala Lumpur: Sukhi Hotu Publications.
  • Mohr, Thea and Tsedroen, Jampa: Dignity and Discipline - Reviving Full Ordination for Buddhist Nuns
    Collection of essays taken from a global conference on nuns' bhiksuni ordination from all traditions that took place in Hamburg, Germany. The articles cover the breath of Buddhist traditions and convey the history and the vision for the future of the role of women as ambassadors and curators of the ordained Buddhist community. This book shows a shift toward granting women full ordination in all traditions of Buddhism.

Forthcoming Publications

  • Goodwin, Allison. Right Views, Red Rust, and White Bones. The Eight Garudhammas and Buddhist Teachings on Female Inferiority Reexamined in Light of Psychological and Social Research. Presented at the Conference on Gender and Religion in Taiwan in 2007.
  • Shen Yeh. The Mūlasarvāstivādin Bhikṣuṇī has the Horn of a Rabbit.
  • Ute Hüsken and Petra Kieffer-Pültz. Ordination into the Buddhist Sangha as an Initiation Ritual and as a Legal Procedure.