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By Karma Lekshe Tsomo

Looks at Buddhist women's activism for social switch from the time of Buddha to the current day.

This e-book on engaged Buddhism specializes in girls operating for social justice in quite a lot of Buddhist traditions and societies. members rfile makes an attempt to actualize Buddhism’s releasing beliefs of non-public development and social transformation. facing concerns akin to human rights, gender-based violence, prostitution, and the function of Buddhist nuns, the paintings illuminates the chances for confident swap which are on hand to these with constrained energy and assets. Integrating social realities and theoretical views, the paintings makes use of feminist interpretations of Buddhist values and appears at culturally acceptable technique of instigating change.

“…this … is a piece of socially engaged Buddhism, written by means of students who're working towards Buddhists and social activists.” — Intersections: Gender, heritage, and tradition within the Asian Context

“This textual content is definitely well worth the learn really for these people who're Christian and just a little unaware of Buddhist spirituality. it really is fresh to return to grasp comparable trips of these from ‘distant lands’ and to achieve that what's rising within the universe is past our culture and regulate. the decision to oneness and wholeness is deep within the middle of humanity.” — Missiology

"Karma Lekshe Tsomo has prepare a really compelling and beneficial assortment which forges into the latest parts of feminist Buddhist idea and motion. She is uniquely situated to talk with authority and assemble a set which provides particular perception into Buddhist perform with regards to the complicated subject of gender in religion." — Julie Gutmann, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

"The stability of concept and case reviews through the publication takes this subject in new instructions. Tsomo may be congratulated warmly for placing jointly this crucial and well timed contribution." — Grace G. Burford, writer of Desire, loss of life, and Goodness: The clash of final Values in Theravada Buddhism

Contributors comprise Lin chunk, Meenakshi Chhabra, Margaret Coberly, Ranjani de Silva, Elise Anne DeVido, David N. Gellner, Paula eco-friendly, Anne C. Klein, Khandu Lama, Sarah LeVine, Kathryn L. Norsworthy, Caren I. Ohlson, Karma Lekshe Tsomo, and Diana E. Wright.

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2. , p. 29. 3. Notably, the essays in Buddhism and Human Rights. 4. “Va¯settha Sut ta, To Va¯settha” in The Middle Length Discourses of the ˙˙ Buddha: A New Translation of the Majjhima Nika¯ya, Bhikkhu Ña¯namoli and ˙ Bhikkhu Bodi, trans. (Boston: Wisdom Publications 1995), pp. 798–807. 5. “Aggañña Sutta, On Knowledge of Beginnings,” in The Long Discourses of the Buddha: A translation of the Dı¯gha Nika¯ya, Maurice Walshe, trans. (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1995), pp. 407–15. 6. , pp. 461–69.

State University of New York Press, 1992), p. 34. 15. This is a crucial term in both Buddhist and Bon Dzogchen (rtdzogs chen) traditions; it is a term for the nature of reality recognized as the nature of authentic open awareness. Chapter 2 Reflections on Buddhism, Gender, and Human Rights LIN CHEW F rom 1999 to 2002, I worked at the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), based in Hong Kong, as the program officer for human rights education. AHRC is a nongovernmental organization that has historical links with the Christian Conference of Asia, but has been developing independently since 1994.

407–15. 6. , pp. 461–69. 7. Hammalawa Saddhatissa, The Sutta Nipata (London: Curzon Press, 1985). 8. Bhikkhu Bodhi, The Taste of Freedom (Kandy: Buddhist Publication Society, 1976). 9. F. L. Woodward and C. A. F. , The Book of Kindred Sayings (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1980). Chapter 3 Is The Bhiksunı¯ Vinaya Sexist? ˙ ˙ KARMA LEKSHE TSOMO F eminists generally assume that Buddhism is detrimental to women. 1 They also refer to Buddhist texts that assert women’s guilt by association with procreation and refer to women as fickle, sexually voracious, contentious, and evil.

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