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Child ordinations and the rights of children – Gananath Obeyesekere

” The more serious problem is that of sexual abuse notoriously associated with all forms of institutionalized monasticism, witness the recent cases of abuse of children put in their pastoral care even by high prelates of the Catholic Church. But Catholics have no system of child ordination and therefore the possibility of abuse of children…

Reflecting on Walpola Sri Rahula Mahathera: A Quest for the Ideal Theravada Bhikkhu

Reflecting on Walpola Sri Rahula Mahathera: A Quest for the Ideal Theravada Bhikkhu Asanga Tilakaratne, Asanga Tilakaratne, PhD Professor of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Colombo Each Theravada bhikkhu is a representative of the Theravada Sangha. Although, in this sense, all bhikkhus are bhikkhus with no difference among them, some naturally stand out. Walpola Sri Rahula Mahathera who passed away seventeen years ago in1997 is one such. He stood out in many respects, and made a long lasting impression on the Sangha organization. Rahula Thera’s life and work need to be studied deeply in order to understand the path…