Category Archives: Women in Buddhism

A Good Man, and Oy! What a Memory!

The purpose of the Buddhist canonical literature is to preserve the teachings of the Buddha. To that end there is no intent to create a biography of the Buddha, or anyone else. Having said that, one of the things I … Continue reading

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Oh, Those Unruly Monks! (Finale)

I suppose that every human institution has its dirty laundry. The sutta about the monks at Kosambi shows that this was true even in the Buddha’s own time and even in his own community. So it isn’t too surprising that … Continue reading

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Zen and (the sad art of) Sex Abuse

When I went to the New York Times web site on February 11, 2013, the lead article was Zen Groups Distressed by Accusations Against Teacher. It isn’t often that the Times lead article is about something Buddhist, and sadly the … Continue reading

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