（中央社記者郭傳信新德里十日專電）英國牛津大學佛學教授龔布瑞契表示，佛教在全球的地位已不如以往，尤其在許多國家受到政治和其他宗教的打壓，但在台灣卻地位顯著提升，許多寺廟的住持都由比丘尼擔當，而比丘尼的人數也超越比丘，對宣揚佛教教義的貢獻也極大，是當今世上少見的例子。An Oxford scholar, who's name is transliterated as 龔布瑞契, is said expressed that throughout the world, the status of Buddhism has not been doing particularly well lately, even being pressured by political and other religions; but that in Taiwan the status has obviously increased, and many temples are now being run by nuns. The number of nuns also is the majority of the Buddhist clergy here (aka, Nuns outnumber Monks), and this is a major contribution to the Buddhism and not seen in other parts of the world.
The scholar said at a conference that (besides other things), Nuns make up 75% of those who have left the life of the householder (monks and nuns), a world record.
I can attest to seeing a lot more nuns than monks in Taiwan. This is especially true given that most of the monks I see are Tibetans or other overseas visitors coming here to live in a Taiwanese temple for a while.