More than two-and-a-half centuries ago, Mahapajapati Gotami, the Buddha’s aunt, set a precedent for the women’s rights.
Based on letters Nichiren Shonin wrote to his female followers, Myokei Caine-Barrett explains why the thirteenth-century champion of the Lotus Sutra was a practical feminist.
For International Women’s Day, here’s a collection of our best teachings from, profiles on, and conversations with women in Buddhism.
Writer and activist Rebecca Solnit tells the truth about misogyny, injustice, and environmental destruction, along with the hope found in uncertainty.
bell hooks, one of America’s most influential feminists, says some writing she loves that is written by patriarchal men.
LionsRoar.com presents a collection of our best teachings, profiles, and conversations on diversity, race, and identity in Buddhism.
When Karen Maezen Miller saw a steady stream of “me too”s coming across her feed, it broke down a barrier between “me” and “you.”
To victims of sexual misconduct, writes Buddhadharma editor Tynette Deveaux, “we stand with you.”
An introduction to the life, books, and writings of feminist theorist, writer, and cultural critic, bell hooks.
For bell hooks, fighting oppression doesn’t require anger or conflict—just opening our hearts and speaking the truth fearlessly.