About the film
In The Buddha’s Forgotten Nuns Wiriya sets out to find out how the role of women in Buddhism changed so drastically and why so few women’s orders remain today. She travels to Buddhist centres around the world, interviews nuns and monks, and examines the cultural baggage that has accumulated around the Buddha’s teachings.
She discovers new paths being forged for women in Australia, the US and pockets around the world and meets the men and women who are pulling down barriers and pushing for change in the monastic world.
But will the Bhikkhuni movement expand beyond a few independent-minded Western communities and gain momentum in still traditional male-oriented cultures?
See https://vimeo.com/ondemand/forgottennuns for information and trailer.