15th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women
Hong Kong | June 22-28, 2017

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15th Sakyadhita International Conference ENGLISH brochure - Page 2

Golden Ribbons in the Tree of Life


I first heard about the 14th Sakyadhita Conference from a friend at Buddha Prabha Vihara, my local Buddhist temple. I was asked to help recruit 100 volunteers. At that time, I thought it would be very complicated to prepare for such a large international conference. I was not brave enough to reject this assignment, but I also wasn’t confident that I could recruit 100 people. Luckily, I had my parents to consult! They told me it’s never wrong to try... So I decided to do it.

Left: Amaa at the 10th Sakyadhita International Conference for Buddhist Women held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia in 2008.

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14th Sakyadhita International Conference for Buddhist Women


The 14th Sakyadhita Conference was held in Indonesia in Yogyakarta, Indonesia June 23 - 30, 2015. This was an ideal setting for meditation, workshops, discussions, and cultural exchanges.

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Women in Buddhism:
Unity & Diversity

Buddhist women offer a wide variety of practices, traditions, cultures, philosophies, and lifestyles. Sakyadhita unites women in one of the world's oldest religions, and how that can be expanded.

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Sakyadhita Newsletters

Sakyadhita Newsletter Vol. 21, No. 1, Winter 2012

The Sakyadhita newsletter contains information on our international conferences, articles, reviews of recently published books, and more. All articles are written on a volunteer basis.

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In Gratitude

1st Nuns Conference, December 2013



"I am especially grateful to all the female teachers, lay or ordained-- this does not mean in any way that I am less appreciative towards male teachers. It's just that women do need female practitioners as their role models, and having female role models really hasn't come that easily."

"Throughout our 'his'tory, under thousands of years of social and cultural conditioning in which men have always been valued over women, outstanding female practitioners before this generation of ours have struggled and persisted on their path, unshakable in their Dharma practice."

"I consider our generation (at least for myself!) extremely privileged and fortunate to have the guidance from all these wonderful female Dharma teachers -- in addition to continuing their own Dharma practice, these wonderful female practitioners have guided us with their unique feminine, humble and gentle leadership as well as boundless compassion. How very blessed we've been!"

-Christie Chang, Sakyadhita President

Right: From the First International Buddhist Nuns Conference held December 14-16, 2013 in Bhutan --From the left, Dr. Tashi Zangmo, Director of the Bhutan Nuns Foundation kneels next to Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, current Sakyadhita International President; with Bhikshuni Karma Lekshe Tsomo, Sakyadhita International Co-Founder and current Branch & Chapter Coordinator. Christie Chang, 2009-2013 Sakyadhita International President stands behind Jetsun Pema, the Queen Mother of Bhutan.

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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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