Namu Butsu wrote:I just want to get some information so I can do further research. I enjoy Zen, Tibetan, and similar traditions. Are there any that also accept nuns?
If you have a source of income, ordaining in a Tibetan tradition isn't an issue as I understand it. You just need to be able to support yourself, because they can't always do it and moreover being in India or Nepal they don't have the financial power to provide anything beyond the basics, visa considerations aside.
Foguangshan in Taiwan is mostly nuns and they have foreigners in their ranks. You'd have to learn Chinese and abide by their strict hierarchy though. There is also minimal freedom as far as movement and work goes. Their chain of command is also very strict.
Ordination in Japan is largely just a meaningless ritual done out of tradition. It is just a matter of going through the motions, when it reality there is no renunciation. You just take some vows, shave your head and go back to ordinary life (sex, family, booze, estate, money, etc...). There are no social consequences if you break your vows (like being ejected from the community), as long of course as you don't do anything terribly illegal. You also need pay a lot of money (upwards of $20,000) to go through an official seminary where afterwards you are qualified to be hired in an official capacity. Buddhism in Japan costs a lot. The official seminaries, universities, books, rituals, robes, etc... it ain't cheap.