An Unforgettable and Remarkable Coincidence
International Bhikkhuni Day 2022: The Living Legacy
17 September 2022, 05.30 – 07.30 p.m. (Indian Standard Time, IST)
Maha Bodhi Society of India (MBSI) in collaboration with United Theravāda Bhikkhunī Saṅgha International (UTBSI) organized an online Dhamma program on International Bhikkhuni Day 2022: The Living Legacy.
For this special occasion, Ven.Bhikkhunī Dr.Lieu Phap Mahātherī from Vietnam, UTBSI secretary, kindly delivered opening remarks. Ven.Bhikkhunī Bodhicittā Therī representing Australia & Sri Lanka kindly gave opening chant and Ven. Bikkhunī Santinī Mahātherī kindly gave closing chant. Throughout the event, Ven. Bhikkhunī Sumangalā, Abbess at Ariya Vihāra, Buddhist Society of Malaysia acted as moderator tirelessly.
Without internationally inspirational speakers, this event would not make possible. We were grateful for their generosity to kindly join the program and give inspirational and motivational talks. :
1.Most Ven. Bhikkhu Nivitigala Sumitta Mahāthero, Founder of Dhamma USA on
Journey of the Bhikkhunis in the Aspect of Rooting of Bhikkhunī Saṅgha.
2.Ven. Bhikkhunī Tathālokā Mahātherī, Founder of Dhammadhārinī Monastery,
Theravāda Bhikkhunī Association of North America on The Bhikkhuni Saṅgha’s Living Legacy.1.
3.Ven. Bhikkhunī Dhammanandā Therī, Abbess at Songdhammakalyani Bhikkhunī Āramā, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand on Dual Ordination.
4.Ven. Bhikkhunī Santinī Mahātherī, Abbess at Vihāra Kusalayanī, Saṅgha Bhikkhunī
Theravāda Indonesia on Importance of Fourfold Assembly, Catuparisa.
5.Most Ven. Bhikkhu P. Seewalee Nayaka Mahathero, General Secretary of Maha Bodhi Society of India on Journey of Revival of Buddhist Holy Sites, Buddhism in India and in the world, and Bhikkhuni Saṅgha.
Towards the end of his talk, Most Ven. Bhikkhu P.Seewalee made a big surprise by making an announcement that MBSI Executive Board appointed UTBSI coordinators honourary members of MBSI on the very auspicious occasion of 158th Birth Anniversary of Anagarika Dhammapala, founder of MBSI, and of International Bhikkhuni Day 2022.
Please rejoice with all respected UTBSI Coordinators
- Ven. Bhikkhunī Tathālokā Mahātherī, USA
- Ven. Bhikkhunī Santinī Mahātherī, Indonesia
- Ven. Bhikkhunī Dr.Lieu Phap Mahātherī, Vietnam
- Ven. Bhikkhunī Dhammanandā Therī, Thailand
- Ven. Bhikkhunī Bodhicittā Theri, Australia & Sri Lanka
- Ven. Bhikkhunī Sumangalā, Malaysia
What an unforgettable and remarkable coincidence moment!
A new chapter of Strengthening United Theravāda Bhikkhunī Saṅgha International (UTBSI) begins.
Recorded by Dhammaparipuṇṇā bhikkhunī