Sakyadhita members are working to achieve gender equity in Buddhism and equal opportunities for education and training for Buddhist women around the world. Members cooperate to help women develop their potential as scholars, practitioners, teachers, counselors, artists, community organizers, and compassionate social activists.
Working at the grassroots level, Sakyadhita provides a communications network for Buddhist women
internationally. The organization promotes research and publications on Buddhist women’s history and
other topics of interest. It supports Buddhist women’s initiatives to create education projects, retreat facilities,
training centers, women’s shelters, and local conferences and discussion groups. Members strive to create equal opportunities for women in all Buddhist traditions. The goal is to empower the world’s 300 million Buddhist women to work for peace and social justice.
Sakyadhita is working to make Dharma translations available in a variety of digital formats. Over the next few months this page will have additional language resources as they become available. Interested in helping with this project? Email us! We'd love to hear from you.
Sakyadhita is working to make conference proceedings and published papers available in a variety of digital formats. Over the next few months this page will open, and the list of publications available will grow. Interested in helping with this project? Email us! We'd love to hear from you.
Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women continues to bring women of the world together through global conferences. Since our beginning in 1987, we have been dedicated to fostering gender equity, scholarship, social networking, and harmony among Buddhist women. The 14th Sakyadhita Conference in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, will continue this tradition of uniting dedicated practitioners and allies – nuns, laywomen, and those who are neither lay nor ordained – to encourage their work for the spiritual and secular well-being of the world.