Fulfilling Buddha's Vision: In Ordination, Buddhist Nuns Seek Equality
March 5, 2022
Fulfilling Buddha's Vision: In Ordination, Buddhist Nuns Seek Equality focuses on the struggle for gender equality in Buddhism, one of the world's oldest and most widely practiced religions. The documentary examines the reemergence of bhikkhunis – ordained female Buddhist monks – who reclaim their place within the Buddhist religious hierarchy some 1,000 years after nuns were last fully ordained. Their resolve to overcome challenges and opposition offers evidence of the strong resilience often manifested by faith.