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By Karma Lekshe Tsomo

Illuminates the lives and considered girls in Buddhist cultures, integrating them extra absolutely into the feminist conversation.

"The subject matters of girls and feminist interpretation became extremely important in lots of educational fields within the humanities and social sciences. Buddhist reports isn't any exception. certainly, the female, girls, sexuality, and gender have almost turn into a subfield in Buddhist reviews. So, the subject of this ebook is necessary in its personal correct but additionally for what it contributes to different fields. What moves me as specifically necessary approximately this quantity is its really synoptic/inclusive nature, thereby giving it a truly well timed position within the present literature on Buddhism, girls, and sexuality." -- Donald ok. Swearer, writer of The Buddhist global of Southeast Asia

Scholars and practitioners from a number of Buddhist cultures, philosophical traditions, and educational disciplines research vital dimensions of the hot cross-cultural Buddhist women's flow: the prestige and reports of girls in Buddhist societies, feminist interpretation of Buddhist tenets, and the connection of ladies to Buddhist associations. Buddhist girls throughout Cultures documents either women's fight for spiritual equality in Asian Buddhist cultures in addition to the method of constructing Buddhist feminist id throughout nationwide and ethnic limitations as Buddhism earnings realization within the West. The e-book contributes considerably to an figuring out of girls and faith in either Western and non-Western cultures.

Contributors comprise Paula Arai, Cait Collins, Lorna Devaraja, Beata provide, Rita Gross, Theja Gunawardhana, Elizabeth Harris, Anne Klein, Sarah Pinto, Dharmacharini Sanghadevi, Sara Shneiderman, Haeju Sunim (Ho-Ryeaon Jeon), Senarat Wijayasundara, and Janice D. Willis.

"What i admire so much approximately this e-book is the scope--feminism/Buddhism--in move cultural contexts. there isn't any different booklet love it. Buddhist ladies throughout Cultures articulates important strands of the method which the writer so aptly phrases the feminization of Buddhism.

"This is the single anthology that actually works with those matters from pass cultural and feminist views. This perception makes the anthology stand out within the swiftly becoming region of Buddhism/feminism--perhaps the major e-book to reconfigure the sector at the present and for your time to come." -- Jeffner Allen, kingdom college of latest York at Binghamton

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P. Jayaswal Research Institute, 1982), pp. 35-37. 65.

Similarly, one of the eight special rules imposes a two-year training period for women (siksamana*) to < previous page page_27 next page > If you like this book, buy it! 2009 10:42:25] page_28 < previous page page_28 next page > Page 28 ensure that a female candidate for full ordination is not pregnant. This rule could not have been imposed upon Mahaprajapati * then either, since the precedent involving a pregnant candidate, upon which the rule was formulated, did not arise until after the Bhiksuni* Sangha* was fully functioning.

This story appears in several places in the Pali canon and also in the literature of other early schools. See Jan Nattier, Once upon a Future Time: Studies in a Buddhist Prophecy of Decline (Berkeley: Asian Humanities Press, 1991), pp. 28-33. She notes that the Mahavibhasa*offers a second interpretation: "According to other teachers, what the Buddha meant was that if women were allowed to enter the monastic order but did not obey the eight additional rules (gurudharma) imposed upon themrules clearly designed to keep them in subordinate positions with respect to menthe saddharma [pure Dharma] would have lasted for only five hundred years.

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