The Journey Of One Buddhist Nun

Author : Sid Brown
ISBN : 0791450953
Genre : Religion
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Recounts the struggles of a young Thai woman to become a Buddhist nun and the challenges and rewards of that life.
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A Buddhist In The Classroom

Author : Sid Brown
ISBN : 0791475980
Genre : Religion
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A Buddhist perspective on classroom training.
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Der Buddhismus Ii

Author : Christian Schicklgruber
ISBN : 9783170284999
Genre : Religion
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Nach dem ersten Band, der den indischen Buddhismus beschrieben hat, behandeln die Kapitel dieses Bandes die geschichtliche und lehrmäßige Entwicklung des Theravāda-Buddhismus in seinen "klassischen" Ländern (Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Kambodscha, Thailand und Laos), aber auch dessen Verbreitung und Revitalisierung in Indien, Bangladesch, Malaysia und Indonesien. Ferner werden die verschiedenen Schulen des tibetischen Buddhismus detailliert dargestellt und in die Geschichte Tibets eingeordnet, aber auch die lokalen Ausprägungen des tibetischen Buddhismus in Bhutan sowie unter den mongolischen Volksgruppen werden beschrieben. Ein letztes Kapitel behandelt den Buddhismus bei den Turkvölkern Zentralasiens vor der Islamisierung.
Category: Religion

Weibliche Identit T Und Leerheit

Author : Thea Mohr
ISBN : 3631382839
Genre : Buddhist monasticism and religious orders for women
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1987 findet in Bodhgaya/Indien die erste internationale Konferenz buddhistischer Nonnen und Laienanhangerinnen statt. Die Frauen nennen ihr Forum -Sakyadhita- - Tochter des Buddha. Ihre Ziele bestehen in dem Aufbau eines Netzwerkes, der Ausbildung von buddhistischen Lehrerinnen, den Forschungen zur buddhistischen Frauengeschichte und der Reetablierung des Nonnenorderns. Frauen aus traditionellen buddhistischen Landern und aus dem Westen vereinen ihre Kraft und pragen die moderne buddhistische Religionsgeschichte. Die Tragweite dieser Konferenz und der darauffolgenden wachst vor dem Hintergrund der ideengeschichtlichen Rekonstruktion der westlichen wie ostlichen Tradition. Wahrend der Westen tendentiell starker eine sakulare weibliche Identitat entwickelt, liegt der Schwerpunkt im Osten auf der sakralen Selbstbesinnung, die sich auf den zentralen Begriff buddhistischer Lehrinhalte, der Leerheit, stutzen kann. Im Prozess der Gestaltung der Konferenzen kreuzen sich die Formen der Selbstbesinnung und weisen einen Weg in eine mogliche, kunftige Geschlechterdemokratie."
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Buddhist Nuns And Gendered Practice

Author : Nirmala S. Salgado
ISBN : 9780199760015
Genre : Religion
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Nirmala S. Salgado offers a groundbreaking study of the politics of representation of Buddhist nuns. Challenging assumptions about writing on gender and Buddhism, Salgado raises important theoretical questions about the applicability of liberal feminist concepts and language to the practices of Buddhist nuns. Based on extensive research in Sri Lanka as well as on interviews with Theravada and Tibetan nuns from around the world, Salgado's study invites a reconsideration of female renunciation. How do scholarly narratives continue to be complicit in reinscribing colonialist and patriarchal stories about Buddhist women? In what ways have recent debates contributed to the construction of the subject of the Theravada bhikkhuni? How do key Buddhist concepts such as dukkha, samsara, and sila ground female renunciant practices? Salgado's provocative analysis of modern discourses about the supposed empowerment of nuns challenges interpretations of female renunciation articulated in terms of secular notions such as ''freedom'' in renunciation, and questions the idea that the higher ordination of nuns constitutes a movement in which female renunciants act as agents seeking to assert their autonomy in a struggle against patriarchal norms. Salgado argues that the concept of a global sisterhood of nuns-an idea grounded in a notion of equality as a universal ideal-promotes a discourse of dominance about the lives of non-Western women and calls for more nuanced readings of the everyday renunciant practices and lives of Buddhist nuns. Buddhist Nuns and Gendered Practice is essential reading for anyone interested in the connections between religion and power, subjectivity and gender, and feminism and postcolonialism.
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Eminent Buddhist Women

Author : Karma Lekshe Tsomo
ISBN : 9781438451329
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Explores the exemplary legacy of Buddhist women across the centuries and across the Buddhist world. Eminent Buddhist Women reveals the exemplary legacy of Buddhist women through the centuries. Despite the Buddha’s own egalitarian values, Buddhism as a religion has been dominated by men for more than two thousand years. With few exceptions, the achievements of Buddhist women have remained hidden or ignored. The narratives in this book call into question the criteria for “eminence” in the Buddhist tradition and how these criteria are constructed and controlled. Each chapter pays a long-overdue tribute to one woman or a group of women from across the Buddhist world, including the West. Using a variety of sources, from orally transmitted legends to firsthand ethnographic research, contributors examine the key issues women face in their practice of Buddhist ethics, contemplation, and social action. What emerges are Buddhist principles that transcend gender: loving kindness, compassion, wisdom, spiritual attainment, and liberation. “In her chapter ‘What Is a Relevant Role Model?’ Rita Gross describes the need for more stories about Buddhist women, particularly those whose feats are not so fabled as to seem out of reach for contemporary practitioners. This volume advances that objective, mapping the paths of numerous, often lesser-known women who have dedicated their lives to Buddhism and inspired their communities.” — Buddhadharma “Educational and inspirational, this important collection will appeal to scholars and practitioners alike.” — Hsiao-Lan Hu, author of This-Worldly Nibbāna: A Buddhist-Feminist Social Ethic for Peacemaking in the Global Community
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Dignity And Discipline

Author : Thea Mohr
ISBN : 9780861718306
Genre : Philosophy
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When the Buddha established his community over twenty-five centuries ago, he did so upon a foundation of radical equality among women and men. And indeed, the earliest Buddhist scriptures celebrate the teachings and inspiring influence of these path-blazing female renunciants. Nonetheless, through much of the Buddhist world, the order of nuns has disappeared or was never transmitted at all. Dignity & Discipline represents a watershed moment in Buddhist history, as the Dalai Lama together with scholars and monastics from around the world, present powerful cases, grounded in both scripture and a profound appeal to human dignity, that the order of Buddhist nuns can and should be fully restored.
Category: Philosophy

Buddhism In The Modern World

Author : David L. McMahan
ISBN : 9781136493492
Genre : Religion
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Buddhism in the Modern World explores the challenges faced by Buddhism today, the distinctive forms that it has taken and the individuals and movements that have shaped it. Part One discusses the modern history of Buddhism in different geographical regions, from Southeast Asia to North America. Part Two examines key themes including globalization, gender issues, and the ways in which Buddhism has confronted modernity, science, popular culture and national politics. Each chapter is written by a distinguished scholar in the field and includes photographs, summaries, discussion points and suggestions for further reading. The book provides a lively and up-to-date overview that is indispensable for both students and scholars of Buddhism.
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Author : Todd Lewis
ISBN : 9781118322086
Genre : Religion
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Buddhists: Understanding Buddhism through the Lives of Practitioners provides a series of case studies of Asian and modern Western Buddhists, spanning history, gender, and class, whose lives are representative of the ways in which Buddhists throughout time have embodied the tradition. Portrays the foundational principles of Buddhist belief through the lives of believers, illustrating how the religion is put into practice in everyday life Takes as its foundation the inherent diversity within Buddhist society, rather than focusing on the spiritual and philosophical elite within Buddhism Reveals how individuals have negotiated the choices, tensions, and rewards of living in a Buddhist society Features carefully chosen case studies which cover a range of Asian and modern Western Buddhists Explores a broad range of possible Buddhist orientations in contemporary and historical contexts
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