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Reviving Full Ordination for Buddhist Nuns

Preface          
Thea Mohr and Jampa Tsedroen
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Female Ordination in Buddhism: Looking into a Crystal Ball, Making a Future (Janet Gyatso)
The Vinaya Between History and Modernity: Some General Reflections (Jens-Uwe Hartmann)
Sects and Sectarianism: The Origin of the Three Existing Vinaya Lineages: Theravāda, Dharmaguptaka, and Mūlasarvāstivāda (Bhikkhu Sujato)
Some Remarks on the Status of Nuns and Laywomen in Early Buddhism (Gisela Krey)
Women’s Renunciation in Early Buddhism: The Four Assemblies and the Foundation of the Order of Nuns (Anālayo)
The Revival of Bhikkhunī Ordination in the Theravāda Tradition (Bhikkhu Bodhi)
The Eight Garudhammas (Ute Hüsken)
A Need to Take a Fresh Look at Popular Interpretations of the Tripiṭaka: Theravāda Context in Thailand (Dhammananda Bhikkhunī)
A Lamp of Vinaya Statements: A Concise Summary of Bhikṣuṇī Ordination (Tashi Tsering)
A Tibetan Precedent for Multi-Tradition Ordination (Thubten Chodron)
A “Flawless” Ordination: Some Narratives of Nuns’ Ordinations in the Mūlasarvāstivāda Vinaya (Damchö Diana Finnegan)
Buddhist Women’s Role in the Saṅgha (Lobsang Dechen)
Preserving Endangered Ordination Traditions in the Sakya School (David Jackson)
Presuppositions for a Valid Ordination with Respect to the Restoration of the Bhikṣuṇī Ordination in the Mūlasarvāstivāda Tradition (Petra Kieffer-Pülz)
Creating Nuns Out of Thin Air: Problems and Possible Solutions concerning the Ordination of Nuns according to the Tibetan Monastic Code (Shayne Clarke)
Bhikṣuṇī Ordination: Lineages and Procedures as Instruments of Power (Jan-Ulrich Sobisch)
Human Rights and the Status of Women in Buddhism (His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama)
Gender Equity and Human Rights (Karma Lekshe Tsomo)

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