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International Women’s Meditation Center Foundation to present “Outstanding Women in Buddhism” 2023 awards on March 8

The annual award highlights “the acts of courage and determination by women in the history of Buddhism.”

The annual “Outstanding Women in Buddhism Awards Ceremony” hosted by the (*8*)International Women’s Meditation Center Foundation (IWMCF) will probably be celebrated on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2023 in a hybrid ceremony.

This yr, fourteen Buddhist girls have been chosen for this award, which will probably be introduced on the temple of Bhikkhuni Dhammavaree in Roi-Et, Thailand.

The IWMCF is predicated in Rayong, Thailand, and goals to create gender equality in Buddhism by “establishing bhikkunis as leaders in society.” The basis provides a variety of companies together with post-graduate schooling for bhikkhunis, IT and media companies for ladies dharma lecturers, and meditation and Buddhist apply instruction for ladies and women.

The “Outstanding Women in Buddhism” award was based in 2002 by Bhikkhuni Rattanavali and Bhikkhuni Dr. Lee with the target of recognizing Buddhist girls’s accomplishments in celebration of International Women’s Day, and to “celebrate the acts of courage and determination by women in the history of Buddhism.”

This yr’s recipients are:

  • Bhikkhuni Dhammavaree Bhothiyana of Thailand
  • Maechee Nudiao Netpakdee of Thailand
  • Thilashin Punnesi of Myanmar
  • Reverend Ursula Richard of Germany
  • Bhiksuni Shih Sing-yin of Taiwan
  • Nan Phong Kham of Myanmar
  • Reverend Master Meian Elbert of the USA
  • Bhikkhuni Sakula of Thailand
  • Kullanit Kaewkao of Thailand
  • Tenzin Chogkyi of the USA
  • Gabriela Frey of France
  • Grace Yeh of Taiwan
  • Bhikkhuni Dr. Sobhita of Thailand
  • Lama Chimey Lhatso of Sweden

To be taught extra concerning the recipients, go to the International Women’s Meditation Center web site.


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