Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Kung Fu Buddhist nuns kick @ss (video)

TeleSUR English; Reuters; Wiriya Sati, Katrina Lucas (The Buddha's Lost Nuns); ESPN Brazil; Ananda (Dharma Buddhist Meditation), Dhr. Seven, Crystal Q., CC Liu (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly wiki edit

Himalayan Buddhist nuns teach self-defense
(TeleSUR English) These Vajrayana Buddhist nuns (bhikṣhuṇī) are defying stereotypes and helping females defend themselves -- one punch at a time.

(Thompson Reuters Foundation) 2017 Trust Conference: The Kung Fu Nuns

The Buddha's Forgotten Nuns (W. Sati, Kat Lucas)
A Tibetan Buddhist nun (gelongma or bhikṣuṇī) is a monastic who observes the full set of observances outlined in the Monastic Disciplinary Code (Vinaya).

The exact number of rules observed varies from one ordination lineage to another. Generally, nuns observe 360, while monks observe 265.

A novice (getsulma or śrāmaṇerikā), preparing for full ordination, adheres to 25. A layperson or child too young to keep all the rules may take the Five Vows called "approaching virtue" (genyen).

These five may be practiced as a monastic, where the genyen maintains celibacy, or as a lay practitioner, where the married genyen maintains fidelity.

Starting with the novice ordination, some may choose to take 40 years to gradually arrive at the rules of a fully ordained monastic.

  • This is quite like the ancient Indian tradition of living a full married/work life then giving it all up to become a sannyasin or "renunciate" who lets go of worldliness.
Others take the novice and full ordination on the same day and practice as a monastic from the beginning, as all of the novice rules are included in the monastic rules. More

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