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There will be ordinations for Bhikkhunīs and Sāmaṇerī in the Theravāda tradition in Vaishali on July 28th, 2012.
The candidates for bhikkhunī ordination must have completed 2 years as samaṇerīs and are requested to spend the vassa after the ordination to receive training for 3 months.
All eight-precept nuns can apply for Sāmaṇerī ordination. Upāsikas or lay female Buddhists can also get ordained as a Sāmaṇerī, but only temporarily for 3 months. All the candidates are requested to attend the three-month training course after the ordination.
We also invite all the bhikkhunīs and sāmaṇerī from other countries, especially those in the Theravāda tradition, to come and join the rains retreat with us. We look forward to receiving your suggestion and contribution to make this program a success.
The venue will be at Vietnam Mahapajapati Gotami Nunnery (Vietnamese Temple – Chùa Kiều Đàm Di Việt Nam), Vishwashanti Pagoda Road, Vaishali 844128, Hazipur Dist. Bihar, India +918447378514
Contact person: Bhikkhunī Lieu Phap. Email: email@example.com. Phone : +91-844-737-8514