Explore the Bhikkuni Monastery, a meditation centre for the Buddhist nuns, located on the outskirts of Kandy. Meet the bhikkuni’s and learn about their way of life. Get the opportunity to see the inside of the monastery, the mediation hall, stupa etc and learn more about the Buddhism principles.
Why you will love it
· Learn the history behind the first woman to follow Buddha.
· Engage in conversation about Buddhism’s principles.
· Discover what it means for women to become nuns
What you will experience
A once in a lifetime opportunity to explore an exclusive monastery for Buddhist nuns, take a guided tour of the Bhikkuni Monastery. Mahapajapati Gotami, the first woman to seek ordination and did so directly from Buddha, is the inspiration behind the monastery. She has been the inspiration for women all around the world today to become a Bhikkuni (Buddhist nun).
Take a walk in the large gardens of the monastery with your knowledgeable guide who will share information related to the place. Experience the calm within as you pass through the mediation hall. Discover the foundational elements of a Buddhist, temple which include the Bodhi tree, stupa and image houses.
In case you get an opportunity to meet a nun, your guide will also act as a translator for you. It would be nice to be prepared with questions if such an opportunity presents itself.