• Gender Inequality in Buddhism Paid Member

    In Week 1 of Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo's ongoing Tricycle Retreat a participant writes, I look forward to a peer woman teacher; I have had many wonderful experiences with male teachers, but there is something more for me w/ a contemporary, Western, woman. To which Jetsunma responds, Of course inherently there is no male or female, but nonetheless on a relative level the female voice has been conspicuous by its absence in the Buddhist world through the centuries. Perhaps this gradual redress of the gender balance is one of the contributions that the West is making—along with contemporary Asia—to the richness of the Dharma in modern times. Another participant writes, More »
  • Rudd and Hu; Buddhism and Gender Paid Member

    Buddhism and gender, from the Lehigh University newspaper. Plus, an account of Tibetan Buddhism from the Chinese media and the story of a Tibetan refugee in Salt Lake City. Hu Jintao and Kevin Rudd of Australia are having an interesting back and forth over the Tibet issue: President Hu Jintao made a terrific speech at the opening of the Boao Forum on Hainan island that Rudd attended. More »