It is a rare and precious thing to be able to take higher ordination as a fully ordained female monk [Bhikkhuni] in the Theravadan tradition.
This September three Samaneris [female novice monks or nuns if you wish] will have the opportunity to take Higher Ordination [Upasampada] in Australia. The first part will be at Santi Forest Monastery in NSW on 4th Sept and is a public ceremony open to all who wish to attend. The second part will be at Bodhinyana in WA and will be a private ceremony due to a retreat being in progress at that time.
Santacari Samaneri from Adelaide’s own Dhakkhina Dhammatthala centre in Christies Beach will be one of the novices travelling to NSW and WA to participate in taking higher ordination. When she returns to us here in Adelaide she will have become Santacari Bhikkhuni.
We would like to join with Santacari in celebrating this special and rare opportunity.
You can see the invitation to attend and more information here on the Santi web site.
You can read more about Santacari via our vihara’s website