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An online Talk on the History of Bhikkunis & The Significance of NBM

29/01/2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+10

An online Talk on the History of Bhikkunis & The Significance of NBM

~ A Special Event hosted by BSV – NBM and CITYZEN.

Date: 29 Jan. 2021, (this Friday)
Time: 7pm Melbourne time / 4pm Singapore & Malaysia time

You can view via Zoom or Youtube as follows:

By ZOOM – Click this link here:
Meeting ID: 933 9593 3196
Passcode: nbm

By YouTube LIVE, please click this link: – https://youtu.be/YoDKcn6ZU7s
(The video will only be available during the LIVE event period.)

Welcome to ask questions via Zoom / YouTube Live Chat during the event.

Event Rundown:

1. Welcome Message / Introduction to NBM and nuns – Ayya Upekkha
2. Welcome Speech by CITYZEN’s Rep – Kav
3. Invitation and Greetings by CITYZEN’s Rep – Kav

A. Pre-recording Session (~1 hour)
4.. Initial establishment of the Bhikkhuni Order in India during Lord Buddha’s time – presented by Ayya Suvira
5. Establishment of the bhikkhuni lineage in Sri Lanka – presented by Ayya Sela
6. Spread of bhikkhuni lineage to China and northern countries in Asia – presented by Ayya Sankappa
7. Revival of Sri Lanka’s Bhikkhuni lineage in Sri Lanka after an absence of about 1000 years – presented by Ranjini de Silva + extract from Ayya Kusuma’s interview with Monk Jag and Ayya Upekkha at BSV in 2013

B. Live Session + Q&A (~0.5 hour)
8. The first bhikkhuni ordination in Australia – presented by Ayya Upekkha
9. Significance of NBM (a development from Sanghamittarama and BSV) – presented by Ayya Upekkha
10. Q&A – Quincy, President of CITYZEN, to give invitation to ask questions to Ayya Upekkha, Ayya Suvira, Ayya Sela, Ayya Sankappa and Ranjani de Silva
11. Conclusion message – CITYZEN President Quincy
12. Message of thanks to CITYZEN for initiating this program, NBM nuns for their contribution and to all participants – Ayya Upekkha
End with: Dedication of Merit Chant – NBM Nuns led by Ayya Sunnata.


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+10
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