Nuns in Non-Christian Religions

There are many religions across the globe, and Eastern religions have their own rites, rituals and traditions. Many of these are deeply entwined with their cultures, and the role of women has been larger in some religious institutions. Buddhism is one such institution that allows women a greater role, and they are ordained in the same fashion as men in some countries. Other countries follow stricter traditions, and the women serve in the same capacity as Christian nuns.

Religious organizations are often broken down into smaller groups, and this is true of nuns in religions all over the world. While each religion has its own rules for how women serve, they do have a choice in many countries of the type of service they will provide. Some of them work closely with the people within their local communities, and others are devoted to good works. In some Eastern religions, nuns are allowed the full privileges of being ordained to serve as religious leaders.