'Sakyadhita' means 'Daughters of the Buddha'

Sakyadhita Canada is a registered charity dedicated to creating and nurturing an open and cohesive spiritual community - a sangha. Through this website, our bi-monthly Net Letter, Facebook page, community activities, and volunteer opportunities, we hope to help create networks through which Buddhist women can connect with one another.


16th Sakyadhita Conference on Buddhist Women Announced!

The 16th Conference will take place in Blue Mountains, Australia, June 23 - 29, 2019. To find out more about the conference and to answer the call for proposals, please visit http://www.sakyadhita2019.org.au

September 6th is International Bikkhuni Day! This is the 2600th year of the Bikkhuni sangha and this day is a time to reflect on the history of the Bikkhuni sangha, recognize their contributions to the world, and how we may support them for the future. To learn more about the Bikkhuni sangha, its revival and its history, watch this excellent video presentation by Mindy Zlotnick.

The 15th Sakyadhita International Buddhist Women's Conference took place June 22-18 in Hong Kong. See here to find out more about the conference and to view photos of the event and tours.

Volunteers Needed!

Sakyadhita Canada has several key volunteer positions open. Currently, we need a Communications Chairperson and a Net Letter Creator. To learn more about these positions and to volunteer, please complete the form here.

There are many ways you can get involved with Sakyadhita Canada. We invite you to join us in developing comprehensive resources and connections to assist Buddhist women in Canada and around the world. Become a member, volunteer, donate, or take part in local, national or international events.

May all beings be peaceful and happy with joy in their hearts.

May all beings be safe and free from troubles of mind and body.

May all beings be able to protect their own happiness.

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New article: The Buddha Launches Literary Realism, by Professor Suwand Sugunasiri, explores how the Buddha introduces a literary realism in getting his message across,  opening the doors of creativity, resulting in a whole Buddhist literature lasting two and half millennia, across lands and oceans around the world. Read the article.