Within the Buddhist traditions followed in the West, men and women alike practise the Way of the.
A glance at South East Asia, however, shows that it iswho dominate religious life, notably in Thailand and Myanmar.
Even now, in fact, women can only be fully ordained in a few Buddhist nations. While orders ofexisted in India as far back as the 3rd century BCE, they disappeared during the 8th century. became established only in China, Korea, and Vietnam.
In this story, you can learn more about the role of women in the various Buddhist traditions throughout history up to the present day.