SAKYADHITA CONFERENCE REFLECTIONS - 2011 ␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣␣
A reflection from the past ␣ twenty years ago I attended the first Sakyadhita conference in Thailand (1991). Although the very first conference took place in Bodhgaya, India in 1987 the idea of holding international conferences on Buddhist women (ordained and laywomen) was born, and I was invited, by the late Venerable Ayya Khema, to attend the next conference as the Canadian representative.
|1st International Conference 1991|
There were three outstanding women who initiated this organization: Sakyadhita ␣ Daughters of the Buddha:
The late Bhikkhuni Ayya Khema, Bhikkhuni Dr. Karma Lekshe Tsomo & Bhikkhuni Dr. Dhammananda- then known as Dr. Chatsumarn Kabilsingh.
The conference, held at Thammasat University in Bangkok, offered a rich and inspiringgathering of Buddhist women (and a few men) from many countries, cultures and Buddhist traditions, and for me personally, I was hooked!