_()_ SPECIAL RITUAL FOR ALL FEMALE PRACTITIONERS AND PARTICULARLY FOR THE FLOURISHING OF THE NUNS' DHARMA _()_
"During the Second Arya Kshema Winter Dharma Gathering (last year, in 2015), the Gyalwang Karmapa led a special ritual that he himself had composed, making powerful aspirations in support of all female practitioners and particularly for the flourishing of the nuns’ dharma.
Blending his voice with those of the female chantmasters, the Karmapa led the gathering through a recitation drawn from the ‘Sutra of Repaying Kindness, Great Skill in Means’, in praise of the qualities of nine exceptional Bhikshunis who were the direct disciples of the Buddha. “May we have the merit to uphold the teachings properly like the Buddha’s mother, the elder Bhikshuni Mahaprajapati Gautami,” the verse began."
In Praise of Bhikshunis: A Ritual for the Nuns’ Dharma to Flourish: