Sunday, 17 August 2014

Buddhist Women worth knowing about

While immigrant Buddhist communities often retain their traditions of male leadership—as priests, monks, and dharma instructors—many contemporary Buddhist centers are exploring new ways to integrate women into leadership roles. At the same time, a disturbing rise in abuse and inappropriate conduct has highlighted a need for greater attention to teacher-student relations and physical and emotional well-being. What are the risks and benefits of opening Buddhist leadership to women?

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