The Theravada Bhikkhuni Ordination was conducted at the Vietnamese Mahaprajapati Nunnery in Vaishali, Bihar, India on July 29th, 2012.
Nine candidates from India, Thailand, and Vietnam were fully ordained with Ven. Bhikkhuni Saddhasumana from Sri Lanka as preceptor and fourteen bhikkhunis from various countries to witness the ceremony.
In the afternoon, the candidates were ordained by the international Bhikkhu Sangha comprising five monks from Myanmar, five from Thailand, three from India, one from Sri Lanka and one from Bangladesh.
There were also Samaneri Ordinations on the same day with 3 candidates from Vietnam, 5 from Thailand, 4 from India and 1 from Malaysia.
The ceremony took place in the solemn and harmonious atmosphere which revived Vaishali, the historical and original place of the Bhikkhuni Sangha.
We share our joy and merit with you all!
Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!
Bhikkhuni Lieu Phap