How do we maintain a wise heart and engage in acts of loving kindness during these turbulent times? Join Venerable Dhammananda Bikkhuni in conversation with hosts Trudy Goodman and Cindy Rasicot as Dhammananda reflects on her response to the COVID pandemic, thoughts about feminism, concerns for the environment, and hopes for the future.
Topics that Venerable Dhammananda Bikkkuni will cover:
- Our world, particularly here in the United States has become so divided that people view others in opposition to their own political or ideological positions as enemies. How can the Buddha’s teachings help us find common ground?
- The very first case of COVID came from your province. Can you comment on how you responded to the needs of the people in your community, and how people can get
- Feminists talk about the importance of women’s equality, but when it comes to the notion of equality within Buddhism, you interpret it somewhat differently. Can you talk about
About Venerable Dhammananda Bikkhuni:
- An engaging speaker – a compassionate woman who speaks from the heart
- Named to the BBC’s 2019 list of 100 most influential and important women in the world for her pioneering role in reviving the Theravada bhikkhuni (female monk) lineage in Thailand and Asia
- Referred to as the “Feminist Monk” and “Rebel Monk” Dhammananda was the first woman in Thailand to receive full monastic ordination in the Theravada tradition in 2003
- An internationally recognized Buddhist scholar, socially engaged Buddhist, and environmental activist
- Wise female elder of the International bhikkhuni sangha
- One of three founder’s of Sakyadhita
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