Conference Report on Bhikshuni Ordination Lineages

In many traditionally Buddhist countries, the bhikshuni ordination lineage has either never been established or, having been once established, has ended. Therefore, for the flourishing of the Dharma among Buddhists, it is essential that the bhikshuni ordination line be re-established. All the delegates to the conference unanimously agreed that the Mulasarvastivada bhikshuni ordination needs to be restarted otherwise Buddhism will be looked down upon by modern society as discriminating against women, and Buddhists will be limiting their own ability to benefit society.