Ven. Bhikkhuni Kusuma's visit to Samadhi Dhamma School
On April 06, 2014 from 4:00 PM
Ven. Bhikkhuni Kusuma will visit to the Samadhi Dhamma School on Sunday, April 6, 2014. She will conduct sermons for the kids and the adults.
The special event begins at 4:00 PM. Sinhala classes will be held earlier as usual.
A brief biography is attached for your information.
Ven. Bhikkhuni Kusuma, MA, PhD, is a fully ordained Buddhist nun from Sri Lanka who has pioneered the re-establishment of the Theravada Female Buddhist Order in Sri Lanka. She is the first woman in Sri Lanka to don the robes of a Bhikkhuni after a lapse the Bhikkhuni order for nearly 1,000 years. She holds a BA (1974), and a MA (1982) in Theravada Buddhism. She received her PhD (1999) from the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka. Her doctoral dissertation on Bhikkhuni Vinaya (rules of discipline for ordained Buddhist nuns) is regarded as a handbook for Buddhist nuns in Sri Lanka. She is a well-published scholar and has participated in several international conferences.
Now in her eighties, she continues to be active in bringing the higher ordination of Buddhism to women in Sri Lanka as well as abroad.
Bhikkhuni Kusuma lives in Sri Lanka in a meditation retreat, Ayya Khema International Buddhist Meditation Center, Olaboduwa, off Gonapala, Horana and she periodically travels overseas to teach meditation.