More than two-and-a-half centuries ago, Mahapajapati Gotami, the Buddha’s aunt, set a precedent for the women’s rights.
Bethany Saltman talks with Tenzin Palmo about rebirth, merit, and the bodhisattva vow.
Gesshin Greenwood offers an alternative to the “male fantasy” of striving for enlightenment. From the Winter 2018 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly
If you ignore power, you ignore powerful Buddhist teachings. Pema Khandro Rinpoche says that Buddhism teaches us how to be powerful and compassionate at the same time.
Rinchen Khando Choegyal fights the second-class status of female monastics in Tibetan Buddhism.
“Chinese – Seated Guanyin (Kuan-yin) Bodhisattva – Walters 25256 (2)” – Walters Art Museum. Licensed under Public domain via Public domain. In Buddhist iconography, compassion is embodied in the bodhisattva Kuan Yin, who is said to manifest wherever beings need help. Engendering such compassion is not only good for others, says Christina Feldman, it is also […]
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.
The practice of love, says bell hooks, is the most powerful antidote to the politics of domination.
Geoffrey Shugen Arnold tells the story of Prajnatara, the 27th “patriarch” of Indian Buddhism — who is believed to have been a woman.