Today, we celebrate International Women’s Day by looking at the inspiring women of Buddhism.
Arisika Razak shares her reflections on trauma, oppression, and healing the wounds of racism.
In Vajrayana Buddhism, dakinis are seen as unbridled and enlightened feminine energy. Lama Tsultrim Allione on how she discovered her own dakini power.
A courageous group of Himalayan Buddhist sisters are championing gender equality and respect for the environment. Karen Greenspan reports.
How Sharon Salzberg found loving-kindness in the darkest of times. By Trish Deitch Rohrer.
With her empowered imagery, she’s connected many to the divine feminine. Andrea Miller profiles the Japanese American visionary Mayumi Oda.
Review: “Dharma Matters: Women, Race, and Tantra” by Jan Willis.
The practice of love, says bell hooks, is the most powerful antidote to the politics of domination.
In Buddhism, compassion is embodied in the bodhisattva Kuan Yin, who is said to manifest wherever beings need help.
Now more than ever, says Buddhist teacher Pamela Weiss, we need to do away with patriarchal values and reweave women’s voices into the torn fabric of our world. As the Buddha did in the face of Mara, we need to reach down and touch the earth.