Women Active in Buddhism
A collection of links and resources on contemporary Buddhist women, including: teachers, activists, scholars, nuns, lay practitioners, teachings, special events, projects, organisations, bibliographic and contact information.
Discourses of the Ancient Nuns.
An account of some famous women who figure promi- nently in the early Buddhist texts is given. Women were not a negligible factor in the ancient Buddhist community of India.
Buddhist Women at the Time of The Buddha
A collection of stories.
Chinese Bhiksunis in the Ch'an Tradition
The spirit of essential Mahayana Buddhist doctrines assumes equality between male and female, although in the mundane world the position of Buddhist women is lower than that of Buddhist men. The Chinese Ch'an Buddhist tradition, following the egalitarian teaching of One-Mind of enlightenment, advocates non-discriminating, universal Buddhahood accessible to every sentient being, whether male or female. Nevertheless, women's status and spiritual capacities have not been upheld as highly in Buddhist history as they have by the Chinese Ch'an School.
The Place of Women in Buddhism
Covers: "The Pre-Buddhist Position of Women", "Women and the Buddha's Path", "The Secular Position of Women", "The Order of Bhikkhunis" and "Role of Women in Early Buddhism".
Sakyadhita International - The International Association of Buddhist Women
"Sakyadhita" means "Daughters of the Buddha." Its objectives include creating a network of communications for Buddhist women throughout the world, educating women as teachers of Buddhadharma, providing improved facilities for women to study and practice the teachings
Sky Dancer - Buddhism for feminists
This is a web site dedicated to feminist interpretations of Buddhist philosophy and practice. Includes articles, essays and a bibliography.
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