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Book: Power and Agency in the Lives of Contemporary Tibetan Nuns

Chapter: 5. Donning the Robes

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44141


Despite the obstacles, my nun informants finally ended up becoming nuns. In general, there are two stages in the process: the act of leaving home in the process of renunciation and the act of receiving ordination. In the chapter, these two stages are discussed in the light of the interviews.

Chapter Contributors

  • Mitra Härkönen ( - mharkonen) 'University of Helsinki'