News and Events

For Angarika Dhammadina


September 13th, 2015
In Surrey, B.C.

Pictures ~ ~ ~ Reflections

2017 Memberships are now available - Please see Support Us

Sakyadhita Canada is a volunteer organization and it’s through your support that we can continue to support and connect with other women (and men) who are interested in the teachings of the Buddha.

We are in need of volunteers to assist with the net letter, membership, Facebook and occasional events. This will be a great opportunity for those interested and skilled in any of these areas.

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This is a great way to network with the members and supporters of Sakyadhita Canada. Here are some current recommendations for investigation. Valuable new resources are regularly becoming available. To add articles to Sakyadhita Canada please email the article (or URL) along with permission (if required) to:

When you become a member please let us know what Buddhist group you are affiliated with and if you wish, this group can be included on the links page.



Reflections at Wesak: The Buddha's Triple Event - Prof. Suwanda Sugansiri

Sati Journal - Women's Contributions to Buddhism, Selective Perspectives

Buddhapuja (Training Principles) Booklet

- by Professor Suwanda Sugunasiri

Sakydhita Canada: Branching out - by Mavis Fenn

Women at the Forefront - Jayanta interviews Ayya Medhanandi

The Question of Women in Buddhism - Bhikkhu Analayo

Education and Empowerment for the Women of Bhutan, Pema Choling Institute – by Christine Arpita

Mae Chee Kaew - Her Journey to Spiritual Awakening & Enlightenment by Bhikkhu Silaratano

Into The Heart of Live by Jesunma Tenzin Palmo. See review in January 2012 Full Moon Sakyadhita Canada net letter.

Bhikkhuni: Revival of the Women's Order - A documentary about discrimination and the quest for gender equality in Buddhism. This is a film that seeks to explore the issue of female ordination in Buddhism.

North American Buddhist Women in The International Context by Venerable Karma Lekshe Tsomo (on line - permission given by Peter N Gregory & Susanne Mrozik Women Practicing Buddhism: American Experiences)

Escape From The Land of Snows by Stephan Talty (released in January 2011) Traces the Dalai Lama’s life and the Tibetan Story

Alliance for Bhikkhunis and the online magazine PRESENT.



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See Net Letter Archive to read past issues.

                     Vesak Celebrations – across Canada
                     It’s Just the Frosting – Rev Konin Cardenas
                     Not-Self as True and Beneficial – Sarani Karuna
                     Dhamma Follower in Myanmar – Sharon Gravelle

                     Memberships & Donations – beginning a new year
                     Upcoming AGM – April 2016

Home is the Way: a Christmas message – from Thich Nhat Hahn
Lotus Petals in the Snow – new book release with articles from Canadian Buddhist women

Anagarika Dhammadinna’s Memorial Celebration: the first western Theravada nun in                       Canada pictures, letters

Anagarika Dhammadinna: history & upcoming Memorial Celebration in September
14th Sakyadhita International Conference in Indonesia: pictures, video, sponsorship letters