Dalai Lama meets nun participants of the Great Winter Debate

Dalai Lama meets nun participants of the Great Winter Debate

Phayul[Monday, November 04, 2013

DHARAMSHALA, November 4 – The Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama met with nuns from eight different nunneries who have gathered at the Dolmaling nunnery for this year’s Jang-Gun-Chö, the Great Winter Debate. The debate festival was held between last month.

On the unresolved matter of bhikshuni ordination, His Holiness said that it was not something that only he could decide. “It requires a consensus within the monastic community. We have held meetings and discussions amongst ourselves and with other communities such as the excellent upholders of the Vinaya (monastic discipline) in the Pali tradition.”…(…)

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