Korean Bhikkhunis, Creating a Culture Of Their Own

September 2, 2010

Author: Han Sang-hee

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Korea Times


Walk into any Buddhist temple in Korea, and you will readily find female monks, or ``bhikkhunis,’’ walking or praying in the temple grounds, just like any other male monk. Sometimes it’s even harder to notice at a glance if they are female or male; which indicates that in Korea, there are almost no hints of discrimination in terms of the Buddhist faith.