“Grief is how we love in the face of loss,” wrote Joan Sutherland in the Fall 2019 issue of Buddhadharma. Now, in this new time of so much loss, her teaching on coming to terms with grief feels especially relevant.
A panel of women teachers from different Buddhist traditions share their insights into being a female teacher and leader in today’s world.
Jue Liang reviews “Buddhist Feminisms and Femininities,” edited by Karma Lekshe Tsomo.
Sara Lewis reviews “Inseparable Across Lifetimes: The Lives and Love Letters of Namtrul Rinpoche and Khandro Tare Lhamo,” translated by Holly Gayley.
Buddhist scholar Stephanie Balkwill examines the historical arguments around the question: “Can women attain buddhahood in a female form?”
Daigengna Duoer reviews “Love on Every Breath” by Lama Palden Drolma, “Green Buddhism” by Stephanie Kaza, “Just Enough” by Gesshin Greenwood, and more.
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.
Judith Hertog profiles the Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women, which has been leading the way for gender equality in Buddhism for more than thirty years.
The Fall 2019 issue of Buddhadharma is a special women’s issue highlighting and celebrating women’s enormous contribution to the dharma.