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13th International Sakyadhita Conference in Vaishali, India in 2013
Working at the grassroots level, Sakyadhita provides a communications network among Buddhist women internationally. We promote research and publications on Buddhist women's history and other topics of interest. Our members strive to create equal opportunities for women in all Buddhist traditions. We work to empower the world's 300 million Buddhist women to work for peace and social justice through local branches, the content we offer free of charge online, and through our biannual conferences.
This website provides information on Buddhist women and a forum for sharing research, ideas, and experiences. Working together Buddhist women are realizing their tremendous potential for social and spiritual transformation!
Since 1987, Sakyadhita: International Association of Buddhist Women has been working to benefit Buddhist women around the world. Established at the conclusion of the 1st Sakyadhita Conference in Bodhgaya, India, in 1987, the organization has nearly 2,000 members in 45 countries worldwide.
Sakyadhita's objectives are:
To establish an international alliance of Buddhist women
To advance the spiritual and secular welfare of the world's women
To work for gender equity in Buddhist education, training institutional structures, and ordination
To promote harmony and dialogue among the Buddhist traditions and other religions
To encourage research and publications on topics of interest to Buddhist women
To foster compassionate social action for the benefit of humanity
To promote world peace through the teachings of the Buddha
Please email us with any questions or concerns you may have. Sakyadhita is volunteer run, so please have patience with us as we answer your email. We always strive to answer in a timely manner.
Sakyadhita Taiwan Dharma Translation Workshop, June 15, 2013
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Published annually, the Sakyadhita newsletter keeps members up-to-date on events, publications, and new projects. Visit the Publications page to learn more and read the latest edition.
Join a local chapter, start your own, and join with thousands of women who have established new meditation centers, education projects, monasteries, and women's shelters. Thousands of women are now taking new roles in Buddhism and their communities. Far greater progress has been made than was ever imagined when Sakyadhita began in 1987.
Members who attend Sakyadhita International Conferences on Buddhist Women have a keen awareness and commitment to social activism that only grows through the development of relationships with others who are also socially engaged.
There are opportunities to connect online with Sakyadhita members through our social media platforms, the Awakening Buddhist Women blog and archive, e-book publication, and much more. Contact us for more information on how you can get involved with Sakyadhita.