For Women practitioners of Buddhism in the U.S.A.
Members of Sakyadhita USA cooperate to help women develop their potential as scholars, practitioners, teachers, counselors, artists, community organizers, and compassionate social activists.
Sakyadhita USA was established as a national branch of Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women in June 2010. SUSA is made up of committed Buddhist laywomen and monastics (nuns) who reside in the U.S. and are focussed on the needs and concerns of Buddhist women both living in the U.S. and around the world.
The Sakyadhita USA Organizing Committee at the 11th Sakyadhita Conference, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2010
Sakyadhita, "Daughters of the Buddha," International Association of Buddhist Women is the world's leading international organization of Buddhist women. It is an alliance of women (and men) committed to transforming the lives of Buddhist women. The international alliance was founded at the conclusion of the first International Conference on Buddhist Women, held in Bodhgaya, India, in 1987. Sakyadhita seeks to unite Buddhist women of diverse countries and traditions, to promote their welfare and to facilitate their work for the benefit of humanity. Visit the Sakyadhita International website: https://sakyadhita.org