The Buddha's Forgotten Nuns| 33mins
Director: Wiriya Sati | Producer: Katrina Lucas
Focus Years: 2013 | Country: Australia
Wiriya was raised a Buddhist, but like many women who wish to advance in their practice, she came up against walls of sexism within the traditional Theravada order.
Is Buddhism a religious movement based on equality? Or is it rooted in a male-dominated culture found in most other world religions? The Buddha himself invited women to join his group of disciples and allowed women to be ordained alongside men some 2500 years ago. What happened?
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