There are these two rules regarding Bhikkhuni ordination:
The second rule was introduced after the first rule and apparently it supersede the first. I know this a controversial topic and different teachers take different positions regarding these rules. More here I'd like to know Bhante Yuttadhamma's take on these rules. Does it really mean that a woman cannot receive higher ordination from Bhikkhus without first being cleared by an existing community of Bhikkhunis?P.S. Others are welcome to answer too.
Here's what I wrote on this topic, some years back: