Electronic Journal from Sakyadhita USA

Issue No. 14 Spring 2017

About Sakyadhita USA

& American Buddhist Women


A Quarterly electronic MagaZine (eZine)

Published by Sakyadhita USA




Charlotte B. Collins, M.A.

Elise A. DeVido, Ph.D.

Carol L. Winkelmann, Ph.D.

Lisa Battaglia, Ph.D.

Karen Gelinas, M.A., Staff Writer


Submissions are invited. Please email your article proposal to the address below. "Announcements" to promote your programs or dharma center are welcome. Send submissions or inquiries to:




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SUMMER 2017  ISSUE Coming on Labor Day

of American Buddhist Women

Review of the Bhikkhuni Sangha 2600th Year Anniversary

by Ayya Tathaaloka Theri


The Global Bhikkhuni Awards

Extensive report and interviews with recipients

Ed. by Bhikshuni Thubten Chonyi


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Sakyadhita is a Sanskrit word, which translates as “daughters of the Buddha.” Sakya was the clan name of Gautama Siddhartha, the Buddha. The word dhita means “daughters.”


Sakyadhita USA, a branch of Sakyadhita International, was formed to serve Buddhist women in the U.S.  SUSA was established in 2010 and is governed by a board of eleven lay and monastic women who live in the U.S. We have more than 100 members across the country. Please consider becoming a member. You can read more about our goals and mission on the website and join the membership at:


SUSA's Mission

    •To establish an inclusive alliance of Buddhist women in the U.S.

    •To promote dialogue among Buddhist traditions.

    •To encourage wise, compassionate action for the benefit of humanity.

    •To work for gender equity in Buddhist education, training, institutional structures, and ordination.


Sakyadhita USA

A National Branch of

Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women

P.O. Box 1649, Ridgecrest, CA 93556



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Sakyadhita USA Encouraging Inclusion Across American Buddhisms

SUSA is the USA National Branch of Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women

Sakyadhita USA

P. O. Box 1649, Ridgecrest, CA 93556