In the commentary to the Fall 2019 special women’s issue of Buddhadharma, Jan Willis reminds us of the powerful role of women in Buddhism, historically and today.
The Buddha saw an old man, ill man, dead man, and wise man. As her father’s health declined, Minal Hajratwala saw these same sights.
Anita Feng shares how to stop going back and forth between drowsiness and “monkey mind.”
As creator of The “Vagina Monologues,” Eve Ensler changed the way the world regards women’s bodies. Lindsay Kyte tells her story.
To truly wake up, writes Kimberlyn David, we must expand our understanding of freedom like the Buddha did.
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The September 2019 issue of Lion’s Roar features Buddhist wisdom on how to make friends with yourself. Inside, you’ll Buddhist techniques to free yourself from guilt, shame, and self-criticism; wisdom from five Buddhists on the front lines of right activism; a conversation between Buddhist teacher Sharon Salzberg and singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash; Buddhist book reviews; and much more.
The Fall 2019 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner's Quarterly is a special women’s issue highlighting and celebrating women’s enormous contribution to the dharma. Inside, a new translation of the Therigatha brings to life the voices of the earliest Buddhist nuns, a panel of women teachers share their experiences and insights, and Judith Hertog profiles the Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women. You’ll also find Ask the Teachers, book reviews, and more.
In our Weekend Reader newsletter, Rod Meade Sperry looks at how we can contribute toward a world with less suffering.
For a long time, Dorotea Mendoza hid her Marxism from her fellow Buddhists and her Buddhism from her activist comrades. Finally, as the dialecticians say, she resolved the contradiction.