Thirty three women entered the order of Bhikkunies under the tutelage of Ven. Dr. Kolonnawe Kusuma Therani at the Hettiyadeniya Sri Sudharshana Dharmanikethana on yesterday (31).
Chief incumbent of the Horana Arya Kema Meditation Centre Ven. Dr. Kusuma Therani said it was for the first time in the history of Buddhism in Sri Lanka after ordaining of 500 women by Ven. Sanghamitta Therani, who established the order of Bhikkunies, that a large number of women entered the order of Bhikkunies.
Six men also entered the order of monks during the ceremony. The ordaining ceremony was organised under the guidance of Chief Incumbent of the Sri Sudharshana Dharmanikethana Ven. Ketawala Hemaloka Thera. (Pix by Kushal Chamath)