12th Sakyadhita International Conference,

12th Sakyadhita International Conference for Buddhist Women

The 12th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women was held in Bangkok from June 12 to 18, 2011. The conference's theme was “Leading to Liberation," and a variety of issues were addressed including issues that people don’t generally associate with Buddhist women, such as the environment and LGBTQ concerns. The 12th Sakyadhita Conference was hosted at Sathira- Dhammasathan, a learning community founded in central Bangkok in 1987 by Maechee Sansanee Sthirasuta. The center’s programs for children, teenagers, parents, and abused women promote peace, harmony, compassion, and enlightenment among people of all ages, genders, and walks of life. The eco-friendly center is home to Savika Sikkahalaya Buddhist Institute, an educational project based on the experiences gained from over 20 years of Sathira Dhammasathan’s social services. The center is a delightful and inspiring venue for this historical gathering.


Chinese Language 12th Sakyadhita Conference Contents (196KB) | Papers (1.14MB)
English Language 12th Sakyadhita Conference Brochure (1.93MB) | Program (196KB) | Papers (3.32MB)
Japanese Language 12th Sakyadhita Conference Papers (12.66MB)
Korean Language 12th Sakyadhita Conference Papers (Zipped File 11.32MB)
Thai Language 12th Sakyadhita Conference Papers (2.85MB) | News Article 1 (743KB)| 2 (2.37MB)
Vietnamese Language 12th Conference Contents (577KB) | Papers (2.87MB) | Full-Color Cover (5.59MB)


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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