Gesshin Greenwood offers an alternative to the “male fantasy” of striving for enlightenment. From the Winter 2018 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly
Each Friday, we share three topical longreads in our Weekend Reader newsletter. This week, Buddhadharma’s deputy editor Koun Franz addresses patriarchy in Buddhism.
From a young age, Cameron Conaway was trained to channel rage into violence. Many years later, he learned how to transform it.
bell hooks, one of America’s most influential feminists, says some writing she loves that is written by patriarchal men.
Zen teacher Norman Fischer discovers the life-changing — and society-changing — power of really knowing other people’s pain.
My father was a caring and somewhat charismatic minister turned therapist. He was also a sexual predator.
Buddhist teacher Lama Rod Owens on why Buddhist community members must confront and deal with ethical misconduct, and how to do it.
Gloria Steinem and Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo talk about personal challenges they’ve faced, progress they’ve seen, and why there’s still more to be done.
Gloria Steinem: In reading about your life, I’ve been astounded by the degree to which we share certain parallels. We both had mothers who were very supportive of us and also very interested in spirituality. My mother was a theosophist. And so were both of my grandmothers. We both went to India, though in very different ways. I went to India for a couple of years after I graduated from college, mainly because I was trying not to get married.
The loss of her brother sent her on a journey into the past, where Ellen Watters Sullivan encountered a family legacy of shame as old as the American South itself.
Ellen Watters Sullivan explores how Buddhism and meditation have helped her deal with her difficult family history of slaveholding in Georgia.