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Thank you! You are the newest member of the world's leading international organization committed to transforming the lives of women in Buddhist societies. We seek to unite Buddhist women of diverse countries and traditions, to promote their welfare and to facilitate their work for the benefit of humanity. Thank you! All donations in the U.S. are tax-deductible.

In the sixth century BCE, the Buddha affirmed the equal spiritual potential of women and men. This affirmation presented a significant departure from prevailing views that defined women in terms of their biological function and their capacity for productive labor. Buddhism is unique among major religions in recognizing the spiritual equality of women and men. Unfortunately, despite this egalitarian philosophy, women in most Buddhist cultures today do not enjoy equal opportunities.

There are an estimated 300 million Buddhist women worldwide, including more than 130,000 nuns. Many of these women live in poverty, without adequate opportunities for education or facilities for Buddhist practice.

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.

Get involved today!

The possibilities are endless, and we're here to help. Contact your closest chapter or branch representative today to find out how you can become active locally.

Alternatively, join our social networks, submit an article to the Awakening Buddhist Women blog, or volunteer virtually and at conferences.

 

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Encouraged by Sakyadhita gatherings...

 

Women have established new meditation centers, education projects, monasteries, and women's shelters. In addition, they have initiated national and local conferences, retreats, study groups, and other projects. thousands of women are now taking new roles in Buddhism and their communities. Hundreds of nuns have been inspired to seek higher ordination in countries where it was previously impossible. Far greater progress has been made than was ever imagined when Sakyadhita began in 1987.

We invite you to join us in developing comprehensive resources to assist Buddhist women around the world in their efforts to study, practice, and create a better world.

Rooted in History

1st Conference, 1987

1st Sakyadhita Conference, Bodh Gaya, India, 1987

Educating Women

Sakyadita Taiwan Dharma Translation Workshop, June 2013

佛法與翻譯工作坊暨種子培訓, Sakyadhita Taiwan Dharma Translation Workshop, June 15, 2013

Connecting Digitally

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SI Newsletter

 

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.

Act Locally

 

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.

Conferences

 

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.

Collaborate Online

 

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.

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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. Read More

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