Fulfilling Buddha's Vision - In Ordination, Buddhist Nuns Seek Equality
Fulfilling Buddha's Vision: In Ordination, Buddhist Nuns Seek Equality focuses on the struggle for gender equality in Buddhism, one of the world's oldest and most widely practiced religions. Buddha's original teachings encouraged fully ordained monastics from all nooks of life. However, these indomitable women still face the stigma of gender discrimination in the 21st century, unrecognized by some elders and stigmatized by the government. The documentary examines the reemergence of bhikkhunis – ordained female Buddhist monks – who reclaim their place within the Buddhist religious hierarchy some 1,000 years after nuns were last fully ordained. Their resolve to overcome challenges and opposition offers evidence of the strong resilience often manifested by faith.