CONGRATULATIONS to Ajahn Brahm !

MONK EXPELLED OVER FEMALE ORDINATION   Ajahn Bhikkhu Brahmavamso is being honoured for helping empower women in his faith, including the ordination of the first Buddhist nuns — known as Bhikkhunis — in Australia in 2009.    PHOTO:  Ajahn Bhikkhu Brahmavamso helped four women become Bhikkhunis. (Supplied: Buddhist Society of Western Australia)   He has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for services to Buddhism and gender equality.  "There were four very fine Australian women who wanted to become Bhikkhunis and so I did the ordination for them."  As a result, he was expelled from Thai Forest Tradition of Buddhism to which he had belonged.  He said it was a sacrifice he was willing to make.

MONK EXPELLED OVER FEMALE ORDINATION

Ajahn Bhikkhu Brahmavamso is being honoured for helping empower women in his faith, including the ordination of the first Buddhist nuns — known as Bhikkhunis — in Australia in 2009.

PHOTO: Ajahn Bhikkhu Brahmavamso helped four women become Bhikkhunis. (Supplied: Buddhist Society of Western Australia)

He has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for services to Buddhism and gender equality.

"There were four very fine Australian women who wanted to become Bhikkhunis and so I did the ordination for them."

As a result, he was expelled from Thai Forest Tradition of Buddhism to which he had belonged.

He said it was a sacrifice he was willing to make.

GUESTS : May 19, 2019

It was our pleasure to welcome Ajahn Khemavaro and Ajahn Chiyaporn to Wat Dhammayanaram.

They stayed at the monastery until 2 June 2019.

It was really good to have five monks altogether for a change. Many people came to offer dana to the monks during their visit.

Ajahn Khemavaro conducted a Retreat on 1 June 2019 at the monastery, which was very popular and well attended. May 19, 2019

Alms round in the Dana Hall

Alms round in the Dana Hall

Monks chanting Blessings.

Monks chanting Blessings.

Members of the Seniors Group participating on the alms round.

Members of the Seniors Group participating on the alms round.

Monks taking dana in the Dining Room.

Monks taking dana in the Dining Room.

Getting the seating in the Vihara ready for the Meditation conducted by Ajahn Khemavaro on Monday on 27 May 2019.

Getting the seating in the Vihara ready for the Meditation conducted by Ajahn Khemavaro on Monday on 27 May 2019.

Ajahn Khemavaro giving a Dhamma talk and guided meditation.

Ajahn Khemavaro giving a Dhamma talk and guided meditation.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-10/wa-queens-birthday-honours-list-recipients/11194448



CONGRATULATIONS to AJAHN BRAHM

Monk expelled over female ordination

Ajahn Bhikkhu Brahmavamso is being honoured for helping empower women in his faith, including the ordination of the first Buddhist nuns — known as Bhikkhunis — in Australia in 2009.

PHOTO: Ajahn Bhikkhu Brahmavamso helped four women become Bhikkhunis. (Supplied: Buddhist Society of Western Australia)

He has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for services to Buddhism and gender equality.

"There were four very fine Australian women who wanted to become Bhikkhunis and so I did the ordination for them."

As a result, he was expelled from Thai Forest Tradition of Buddhism to which he had belonged. 

He said it was a sacrifice he was willing to make.