Friday, June 7, 2013

Tibetan Buddhist Nuns Break Glass Ceiling

For the first time ever, 27 Tibetan Buddhist nuns will sit for exams that will give them the equivalent of a PH.D.  Only men could get such a degree before because, according to this story in the Washington Post by reporter and author, Michaela Haas, the Tibetan Buddhist tradition does not fully ordain women, which means they cannot study the whole curriculum. So, as Haas suggests,  this is a big deal and has the support of the Dalai Lama, who recently announced that a woman could succeed him.

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