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Shortly after Enlightenment, the Buddha said: "I shall not come to my final passing away, until my Bhikkhus and Bhikkhunis, laymen and laywomen, have come to be true disciples… " Even though the Buddha established the Bhikkhunī order, the line of female ordination in the Theravāda tradition died out in the 11th century. Since then, it is a common belief that nuns can no longer be ordained.
Bhikkhuni presents the story of women who, in order to implement the Buddha's teachings, become fully ordained Bhikkhunīs, against the opinion of the monks' Saṅgha. The film's protagon...
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30 Jul 2020, 9am to 13 Sep 2020, 9pm
30 Jul 2020, 10am to 13 Sep 2020, 9pm
Approximately 69 minutes
English, Bengali and Polish with English subtitles
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PG - No Consumer Advice
THIS Buddhist Film Festival 2020: Online Edition is accessible to Patrons/Viewers located geographically in Singapore and Malaysia only.
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*This film will premiere on 8 Sep 2020, 7.30pm.
**At the end of the Premiere, join us on THISBFF Facebook Live for a post-screening discussion with the filmmakers! (www.facebook.com/THISBFF/live/)
***After the Premiere, the film continues to be available for online viewing until 13 September 2020, 11.59pm.
Małgorzata Dobrowolska was born in Warsaw, Poland, and is an activist and documentary filmmaker who focuses on stories about women. She travels the world to document situations of women in main religions and other spiritual movements. She deeply believes that the key to reach world peace is to restore balance between the energy of men and women and bring about a change on a spiritual level.
Małgorzata Dobrowolska holds a Degree in Psychology and Multi-media and has participated in many filmmaking courses such as a reportage workshop, Norwegian-Polish documentary workshops, video clip school and a screenwriting course at the Historical Film Academy.
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