Grace Schireson on the life, art, and poetics of the Zen nun Otagaki Rengetsu, a woman “humbled by life’s blows as well as its beauty.”
Bhikkhuni Sudhamma traces the origins of Buddhist ordination for women to Queen Anula, Sri Lanka’s first Buddhist nun.
Master Linji, better known in the West as Rinzai, shook up the Buddhist world by telling his students to drop their enlightenment agenda and simply be their true, ordinary selves. Thich Nhat Hanh examines Master Linji’s teachings on the “businessless person,” who has nothing to do and nowhere to go.
The teachers answer the question of someone unsure how to balance her understanding of impermanence with her desire to live in the face of cancer.
David Swick profiles the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies in Massachusetts.
Nekkhamma as defined by Ajahn Munindo, a Theravada abbot of the Thai Forest Tradition.
A forum on psychology and Buddhism. What they share, how they differ, and do we need both?
Holly Gayley discusses the power of Padmasambhava’s foremost disciple and consort, Yeshe Tsogyal, and the life of one of her modern emanations.
In these seventeenth-century poems, women Chan teachers and senior students pay homage to the women who taught and inspired them.
Miriam Levering on the life of Miaozong, a laywoman turned abbess who stood her ground in dharma battles with some of the great Chan masters of her day.