The Buddhist Nuns
A Pepper Experience
Take a guided tour of the Bhikkuni Monastery: a meditation centre focused on women who give up everything to follow Buddhism.
- Includes: drumming lesson & tea
- Duration: 2 hours, 9 am & 3 pm
- Children: suitable for all ages
- To wear/bring: camera
Mahapajapati Gotami was the first woman to seek ordination; she did so directly from Buddha. She continues to inspire women all around the world to become a Bhikkuni (Buddhist nun). At this monastery that caters specifically to the Bhikkuni, your knowledgeable guide will walk you around the grounds, from the meditation hall to the private gardens. As he talks you through the founding principles of Buddhism, feel free to ask him any questions you may have. You will discover the foundation of a temple that includes the Bodhi tree, stupa and image houses. If you’re lucky, you might even meet a nun to talk to about a life following Buddhism.