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Sakyadhita International was formed in 1987 in Bodhgaya India under the patronage of HH the Dalai Lama. It seeks to build community to benefit Buddhist women and nuns, to reduce gender injustice and awaken women to their potential.

Every two years Sakyadhita International organises a conference where Buddhist nuns and laywomen come together to share issues affecting women and the wider society.  An initiative created at the 2019 conference was the Alliance for Buddhist Ethics

The Australian branch has national representation and is affiliated with Sakyadhita International.

Webinar with Roshi Susan Murphy part 1
part 1
Webinar with Roshi Susan Murphy part 2
part 2


Watch Sakyadhita Australia President Helen Richardson in a live webinar with Roshi Susan Murphy held 16 October 2019.  Roshi Susan is the founder and resident teacher of Zen Open Circle and  one of the important global voices in the Ecological Buddhism movement.
Roshi Susan talked on women, power and reconciliation with this earth, expanding on the themes of her keynote address given at the Sakyadhita International Conference held recently here in the Blue Mountains.

2019 Sakyadhita International Conference was held in the Blue Mountains, Australia

Conference Theme: New Horizons: Buddhist Women Rising to the Challenges

Click here to download Conference papers

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