We are seeking financial support to establish the first residence for bhikkhunis in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Throughout the ages, people have sought places of refuge to engage in deep meditative practice. Some have sought to become monastics, to dedicate themselves to contemplative practice and a life of service. Unfortunately, full ordination for women in the Theravada branch of Buddhism has gradually died out. Consequently opportunities for women to give themselves full-time to monastic life and deep practice has been greatly restricted, undersupported, and often denied.
To help remedy this situation, the New Zealand Bhikkhuni Sangha Trust (NZBST) is establishing the first meditation hermitage for bhikkhunis (fully ordained female Buddhist monastics) in this country. The first step is to purchase a residence in Hamilton, where monastic women can live, practice, and offer teachings to the community.
Through the generous support of donors, we have paid the deposit and secured most of the funds to purchase a house in Hamilton. However, we are $20K short to establish the residence and hope you will find it in your heart to help us achieve this by the 30th of November (property settlement date).
This is a historic step! Please go to our webpage to learn more:
With respect and gratitude,
New Zealand Bhikkhuni Sangha Trust
If you have any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
In America, please make your tax-deductible donation via the Alliance for Bhikkhunis:
Our purpose is to support bhikkhunis (fully ordained female monastics) in the Theravada Buddhist tradition in Aotearoa/New Zealand and to offer teachings and meditation to the community.
The funds will be used to purchase a property in Queenwood, Hamilton. Any surplus to the target will be used to pay for property administration, maintenance, and a library.
The future arises... 28 November 2021
Anumodana. Due to the generosity of supporters, we can purchase the first residence for bhikkhunis in Aotearoa/NZ!!! The settlement date is tomorrow and we have enough to purchase the property, all the establishment fees, and support for Ayya Adhimutti. The residence will require regular donations to provide for the ongoing running costs and any contributions will be appreciated. We look forward to the next steps ahead...
May this be for the benefit of all beings
Thank you Vanessa, yes we have the full settlement to be transferred tomorrow. The future is here. .....
thank you Tissa, i will pass your heartfelt comments on to Ayya Adhi. She is currently on retreat.