The Journey of One Buddhist Nun

Even Against the Wind

Author: Sid Brown

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791450956

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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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.

A Buddhist in the Classroom

Author: Sid Brown

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791475980

Category: Religion

Page: 174

View: 8056

A Buddhist perspective on classroom training.

Der Buddhismus II

Theravada-Buddhismus und Tibetischer Buddhismus

Author: Manfred Hutter

Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag

ISBN: 3170284991

Category: Religion

Page: 504

View: 6544

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.

If You Meet the Buddha on the Road

Buddhism, Politics, and Violence

Author: Michael Jerryson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190683562

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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It is said that the famous ninth century Chinese Buddhist monk Linji Yixuan told his disciples, "If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him." The deliberately confounding statement is meant to shock people out of complacent ways of thinking. But beyond the purposeful jolt from complacency there is another intention. For liberation, this axiom suggests that one should seek the Buddha nature that resides within, rather than a mere Buddha exterior. In this way, the metaphor of killing the Buddha dislodges a person from the illusionary perspective that enlightenment lies outside the body. The proclamation also highlights the power of violence, even on a symbolic level. Violence abounds in Buddhist thoughts, doctrine, and actions, however unacknowledged or misunderstood. If You Meet the Buddha on the Road addresses one important absence in the study of religion and violence: the religious treatment of violence. In order to pursue an understanding of the relationship between Buddhism and violence, it is important to first explore how Buddhist scriptures and followers understand violence. Drawing on Buddhist treatments of violence, Michael Jerryson explores the ways in which Buddhists invoke, support, or justify war, conflict, state violence, and gender discrimination. In addition, the book examines the ways in which Buddhists address violence as military chaplains, cope with violence in a conflict zone, and serve as witnesses of blasphemy to Buddhist doctrine and Buddha images.

Buddhist Nuns and Gendered Practice

In Search of the Female Renunciant

Author: Nirmala S. Salgado

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199760012

Category: Religion

Page: 319

View: 8178

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.

The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Chinese Philosophy and Gender

Author: Ann A. Pang-White

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472569865

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

View: 1952

Covering the historical, social, political, and cultural contexts, The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Chinese Philosophy and Gender presents a comprehensive overview of the complexity of gender disparity in Chinese thought and culture. Divided into four main sections, an international group of experts in Chinese Studies write on Confucian, Daoist and Buddhist approaches to gender relations. Each section includes a general introduction, a set of authoritative articles written by leading scholars and comprehensive bibliographies, designed to provide the non-specialist with a practical and broad overview. Beginning with the Ancient and Medieval period before moving on to Modern and Contemporary approaches, specially commissioned chapters include Pre-Qin canonical texts, women in early Chinese ethics, the yin-yang gender dynamic and the Buddhist understanding of the conception of gender. Considering why the philosophy of women and gender dynamics in Chinese thought is rarely confronted, The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Chinese Philosophy and Gender is a pioneering cross-disciplinary introduction to Chinese philosophy's intersection with gender studies. By bridging the fields of Chinese philosophy, religion, intellectual history, feminism, and gender studies, this cutting-edge volume fills a great need in the current literature on Chinese philosophy and provides student and scholars with an invaluable research resource to a growing field.

Passionate Journey

The Spiritual Autobiography of Satomi Myōdō

Author: Myōdō Satomi

Publisher: Random House Value Pub


Category: Religion

Page: 212

View: 6352

A Japanese woman depicts her life, the study of Zen Buddhism, and the search for enlightenment

Constituting Communities

Theravada Buddhism and the Religious Cultures of South and Southeast Asia

Author: John Clifford Holt,Jacob N. Kinnard ,Jonathan S. Walters

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791487059

Category: Religion

Page: 232

View: 8228

Interviews with scientific leaders focus on the challenges, promises, and perils of science and technology.

Internationales Asien Forum

International quarterly for Asian studies

Author: Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institut (Fribourg-en-Brisgau, Allemagne),ABI

Publisher: N.A


Category: Asia

Page: N.A

View: 7775


The Buddhist Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Buddhism

Page: N.A

View: 8748

The Experience of Buddhism

Sources and Interpretations

Author: N.A

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780495094869

Category: Religion

Page: 418

View: 6088

Part of the "Religious Life in History Series," this comprehensive anthology provides translations of texts illustrative of Buddhist philosophy and doctrine as well as descriptive, concrete accounts of Buddhist practices, rituals, and experiences. Author John Strong gives careful consideration to many key aspects of the religion in a wide range of geographic and cultural arenas, from Asia to the United States, and gives students a sense of Buddhism's historical evolution in each area. In addition, this new edition of THE EXPERIENCE OF BUDDHISM uniquely offers students a list of pertinent bibliographic suggestions after each reading, giving them the opportunity to both enhance their understanding of the material and streamline their research and paper-writing process.

Book review digest

Author: H.W. Wilson Company

Publisher: N.A


Category: Books

Page: N.A

View: 8921

Making Fields of Merit

Buddhist Female Ascetics and Gendered Orders in Thailand

Author: Monica Lindberg Falk

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 283

View: 8192

Presents a unique ethnography of the Thai Buddhist nuns, examines what it implies to be a female ascetic in contemporary Thailand, and analyses how the ordained state for women fits into the wider gender patterns found in Thai society.

Weibliche Identität und Leerheit

eine ideengeschichtliche Rekonstruktion der buddhistischen Frauenbewegung Sakyadhītā International

Author: Thea Mohr

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9783631382837

Category: Buddhist monasticism and religious orders for women

Page: 309

View: 5631

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."

Kurozumikyo and the New Religions of Japan

Author: Helen Hardacre

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691020488

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 9689

The description for this book, Kurozumikyo and the New Religions of Japan, will be forthcoming.

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 6053