2011 Bhikkhuni Ordination



The talks below were given on October 17, 2011 on the day that Ayya Santacitta, Ayya Anandabodhi, and Ayya Nimmala ordained as bhikkhunis at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California.

Jack Kornfield – Opening Address 5:43, 1.4MB

Ayya Tathaaloka Theri – Introduction to the Ordination 12:00, 11.5MB

Ayya Tathaaloka Theri – Reflections Following Ordination 12:00, 11MB

Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi – Anumodana 11:06, 11MB

Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi – Anumodana – text  [pdf]

Venerable Anaalayo Bhikkhu – On Bhikkhuni Ordination 3:50, 3.7MB

Venerable Anaalayo Bhikkhu – On Bhikkhuni Ordination – text   [pdf]

Ruth Denison – Blessing 7:48, 7.5MB

Jill Boone – Sharing the Vision 2:40, 2.6MB

Thanissara – Closing Address 12:50, 12MB

Thanissara – Closing Address – text  [pdf]


Many thanks to Ed Ritger, photographer, and Mel Zeki, musician, for capturing the spirit of the day.

Procession of the monastic Sangha.