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Buddhist Women

'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?

The Dalai Lama: 'This Century Should Be the Century of Love and Compassion'

Michaela Haas | Posted 09.17.2013 | Religion
Michaela Haas

Sangye Khandro has translated and mastered some of the most profound Buddhist teachings. Born as a Mormon in Oregon as Nanci Gay Gustafson, she became one of the earliest Americans to explore the community of Tibetan refugees in North India in the early seventies.

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?

Restoring Balance: Women's Wisdom For The Modern World

Michaela Haas | Posted 07.07.2013 | Religion
Michaela Haas

"Even Tibetan masters are beginning to realize, if you want real devotion and focus, you have to look to the nuns," Tenzin Palmo says.

The True Meaning Of Forgiveness: Women's Wisdom For The Modern World

Michaela Haas | Posted 06.19.2013 | Religion
Michaela Haas

Thubten Chodron gave this short teaching well before the Boston Marathon Tragedy, but her words about "The True Meaning of Forgiveness" could not be more timely. If we hold on to anger, we hurt ourselves the most, and the violence will never end.

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 Tibetan Buddhist Women You Need to Know

Michaela Haas | Posted 05.20.2013 | Religion
Michaela Haas

Many of us dream of exchanging our day-to-day responsibilities for a heartfelt life full of purpose, but few of us ever get around to doing something about it. The women featured here are the exception.

'Daughters Of The Buddha' Discuss How Buddhist Women Can Achieve Equality

Michaela Haas | Posted 03.09.2013 | Religion
Michaela Haas

"They're telling the nuns, 'Oh, you're so humble, you're not interested in gaining prestige and power like these Westerners,'" Lekshe says with a calm voice but a quizzical look. "Well, I just wonder why they are not telling the monks that."

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.

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo: The Beauty of Educating Buddhist Nuns (VIDEO)

Posted 07.31.2011 | Religion

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo left England for India at the age of 20 to pursue her Buddhist training and becoming one of the first westerners to be ordained ...

2,500 Years After The Buddha, Tibetan Buddhists Acknowledge Women

Michaela Haas | Posted 07.18.2011 | Religion
Michaela Haas

It may come as a surprise to many that despite its peaceful and somewhat progressive image in the West, the Tibetan Buddhist tradition does not know full ordination for women.

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?