United States: Sakyadhita National Branches

Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women National U.S. Branch

Sakyadhita USA was established as a national branch of Sakyadhita International in June 2010. SUSA is made up of committed Buddhist laywomen and monastics/nuns who reside in the U.S. and are focussed on the needs and concerns of Buddhist women living in the U.S.

Members of Sakyadhita cooperate to help women develop their potential as scholars, practitioners, teachers, counselors, artists, community organizers, and compassionate social activists. Sakyadhita USA is a national branch of Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women. SUSA's mission is:

  • To establish an inclusive alliance of Buddhist women in the U.S.

  • To promote dialogue among Buddhist traditions.

  • To encourage wise, compassionate action for the benefit of humanity.

  • To work for gender equity in Buddhist education, training, institutional structures, and ordination.


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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