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Supporting the Theravada Bhikkhuni Sangha

by Barbara Yen

The Theravada Buddhist tradition was first introduced to Malaysia when the Singahalese community came from Sri Lanka to live in Malaysia and Singapore. With the great leadership of the late chief Venerable K. Sri Dhammananda, the tradition flourished by leaps and bounds. However, we can expect a gradual decrease in the number of Theravada devotees in future both in Malaysia and Singapore as there appear to be some danger signs as can be seen in the following factors:

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