Does anyone know of any books/essays etc, even transcribed dhamma talks, academic or not-so-academic, that have been written by bhikkhunīs? I’ve found works about bhikkhunīs, plenty of biographies, but no heavier works like those published by the male monastic community.
In my search to read works written by bhikkhunīs I’ve stumbled upon this post from a few years ago: How to Read the Suttas - #33 by Konin but the links aren’t working. Ven. @Konin I’d love to read your blog posts, or any other works you have published. Same to any other bhikkhunīs who happen to read this.
If you have links to any of your own personal works or the works of other female monastics, I (and hopefully the whole community) would greatly appreciate it
Hi Liana, what a lovely request! As you may know, the non-profit group Alliance for Bhikkhunis is the only group supporting bhikkhunis in general (rather than being tied to a particular person or monastery). They’ve had a lot to do with the survival of many of us. Their website is a treasure trove of bhikkhuni writings, scattered around the various website page categories. https://www.bhikkhuni.net/
It may already be obvious to you, but just in case, there are volumes of writings by bhikkhunis posted on this Discuss & Discover site. You can try searching individual names, or search for topics related to bhikkhunis. (If uncertain whether a poster is ordained or not you can probably find out from their bio.)
I’m happy to hear that you are interested in the teachings of the Theravada bhikkhunis, as it’s been my experience that they have much wisdom to share.
My teachings are available on my community’s website dassanaya.org. There are pages for audio and video Dharma talks, in English and Spanish, and there is a page for links to articles and a free distribution book that was published last year. It’s called “Gifts Greater Than the Oceans: Benefits of the Buddhist Practice of Giving.” There’s another book in the works too, but it’s going to take me a while. LOL I also have a page on dharmaseed.net where you can also find audio recordings of teachings by many of the bhikkhunis.