Ayya Santacitta and Jill Boone at Sakyadhita 2013

Sakyadhita 2013

Ayya Santacitta and Jill Boone attended the 2013 Sakyadhita International Conference of Buddhist Women, in Vaishali in Northern India and presented a paper and a workshop. The Bhikkhuni Order was first established by the Buddha in Vaishali, when he invited his step mother Mahapajapati Gotami into the order along with 500 dedicated women, about 6 years after his enlightenment.

Following the conference Ayya Santacitta and Jill made a pilgrimage to Bodh Gaya – the place of the Buddha’s enlightenment.

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