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Women in Buddhism

'Radically Working With Your Own Mind': Women's Wisdom by Ven. Robina Courtin

Michaela Haas | Posted 09.28.2013 | Religion
Michaela Haas

What I find most inspiring about accomplished Buddhist teachers is how they live Buddhist wisdom in everyday life, how they carry themselves not only on the teaching throne, but in personally challenging situations, how they deal with the messy stuff. What can we learn from them?

Learning to Break Free: Women's Wisdom for the Modern World by Khandro Rinpoche

Michaela Haas | Posted 09.15.2013 | Religion
Michaela Haas

Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche's position in the Buddhist world is entirely unique. She is one of the very few fully trained female incarnations in the Tibetan tradition. Why are there not more women like her, not more female Tibetan Buddhist teachers?

Women's Wisdom, Part 3: Pema Chödrön's Birthday Wish -- Practicing Peace

Michaela Haas | Posted 08.18.2013 | Religion
Michaela Haas

Pema's teachings are a rare gift, and what I love most about her is that her success is surely also grounded in the fact that she herself embodies her own advice. "The first step is to develop unconditional friendship with yourself," she taught at a weekend in the Bay Area.

A Female Dalai Lama?

Michaela Haas | Posted 06.15.2013 | Religion
Michaela Haas

The papacy won't be a mamacy any time soon, but at least we know that Her Holiness is an option.

10 Buddhist Women Every Person Should Know

Rev. Zesho Susan O'Connell | Posted 05.30.2012 | Religion
Rev. Zesho Susan O'Connell

When asked to describe a Buddhist woman who has "added to the depth and beauty of the faith," a virtual parade of amazing teachers marched through my mind.

Her Holiness: Is The Time Right For A Female Dalai Lama?

April L. Bogle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
April L. Bogle

If the next Dalai Lama is a woman, would she offer the same grounding wisdom? Inspire compassion within people of all cultures? Properly navigate Tibet's troublesome relationship with the Chinese government?

For Full Inclusion Of Women In American Soto Zen Buddhism and All Religions

Norman Fischer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Norman Fischer

In American Soto Zen, we have, maybe for the first time in any continuous ancient religious tradition, full inclusion for women, who can now be fully ordained priests, abbots and Zen masters side by side with men.