Re: [SanghaOnline] How do you call the head of the nunnery?
- Thank you so much, for your answer. I will use these terms in my teaching.
With Best Wishes,
Pyait PyaitOn Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 5:36 PM, <oxford.k.dhammasami@...> wrote:
Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless deviceFrom: Pyait_Pyait <pyaitwoon@...>Sender: SanghaOnline@yahoogroups.comDate: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 15:03:18 +0630ReplyTo: SanghaOnline@yahoogroups.comSubject: [SanghaOnline] How do you call the head of the nunnery?
My name is Pyait Pyait. I am from Myanmar and I worked at an international school in Yangon. I am very glad to find this question and answer section from http://www.thisismyanmar.com/nibbana/ page on internet.
I am currently volunteering at a Buddhist nunnery to teach basic English to the nuns. I'd like to know what's the proper term to call the head of the nunnery in English? For example, I was thinking the head of the nunnery can be called Abbess? or Reverend Mother? I thought they sound a bit like Christian. Is there a vocabulary for Head of the Buddhist nunnery? And are there any other terms I should know in English regarding the Buddhist nunnery?
Your answer will be greatly appreciated. I don't want to make a mistake when teaching English to the nuns.
--Ms. Khin Pyait Wonn Thaw TarRegistrarInternational School Yangon20 Shwe TaungyarBahan TownshipYangon, MyanmarTel: 95-1-512793/ 512794/ 512795Fax: 95-1-525020