Transcending gender: female non-buddhists' experiences of the vipassanā meditation retreat brooke schedneck department of religious studies, rhodes college, memphis, tn 38112, usa received: 20 february 2018 / revised: 17 march 2018 / accepted: 19 march 2018 / published: 21 march. As in other religions, the experiences of buddhist women have varied considerably scholars such as bernard faure and miranda shaw are in agreement that buddhist studies is in its infancy in terms of addressing gender issues shaw gave an overview of the situation in 1994: in the case of indo- tibetan buddhism some. Standard lists of history's most influential religious leaders – among them abraham, moses, jesus, muhammad, siddhartha gautama (the buddha) – tend to be but the study also reveals a more complex relationship between religion and gender than has been commonly assumed while women. Is the case in myanmar, a country that is currently in the midst of a clashes the research aims at assessing the role and power of buddhism in the context the analysis concludes that it is not so much buddhism in itself that has lead to the current anti-muslim narratives and inter-religious clashes, but rather the use of its.
Apr 1, 2010 most convert women who began to practice buddhist meditation and to study buddhist teachings in the 1960's and 1970's probably were not immediately aware either of the historical significance of their activities or of traditional attitudes toward women though gender practices were very different in their. Cabezón 1992, edited by a male buddhist scholar who has pioneered gender studies in buddhism, contains many important early articles, including ones on abortion and on homosexuality gross 1993 is the most “the case of the vanishing nuns: the fruits of ambivalence in ancient indian buddhism. Buddhist hwei-syin lu tzu chi university, hualien city, taiwan a buddhist nun connotes a woman who renounces marriage and family, receives formal ordination the wiley blackwell encyclopedia of gender and sexuality studies, first edition edited by nancy in monastic communities where the power is in the.
How gender affects decision making - a case study of tibeto- burmese women in kobang relative power and freedom, women in kobang vdc are weighed down by structural constrains based on gender nepal presents extreme ethnic diversity: hindu versus buddhists, tribe verses caste, mountain verses middle. The power of denial: buddhism, purity, and gender (buddhisms: a princeton university press series) [bernard faure] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers innumerable studies have appeared in recent decades about practically every aspect of women's lives in western societies the few such works on.
Mar 2, 2003 innumerable studies have appeared in recent decades about practically every aspect of women's lives in western societies the few such works on buddhism have been quite limited in scope in the power of denial, bernard faure takes an important step toward redressing this situation by boldly asking:. As this was the case, she was not able to change her gender while discussing, with her miraculous power, she transformed herself into sariputra and vice versa the goddess who was now in sariputra's form asked sariputra who was now in the goddess' form if he could change back to his own form sariputra said that. The most common description of the supernatural landscape in vietnam makes a distinction between buddhist and non-buddhist “sides” the “buddha side” (ben phat) is the focus of this investigation into the intersection of gender, power, and religious praxis employing an anthropological approach to buddhist practice that.
Intersections of the nuns' female gender, their buddhist religion and their tibetan nationality on the one hand produce the analysis shows that power structures and relations that disadvantage nuns as women, as religious practitioners according to mccall, a case study method is often used to identify. Chair, anthropology of public health, center for modern indian studies her research interests include buddhism, hinduism, south asian religions, gender, the body, ritual and power, religion and conflict, himalayan and tibetan cultures “the practice of tibetan medicine in zangskar: a case of wind disorder“(pdf. What she perceived as a certain female parochialism in gender studies nathalie zemon davis insisted that the focus should be on the relations between sexes rather than on women only in the case of buddhism, how- ever, there is no need yet to worry about having too many studies focusing only on women we are still at.
Women from buddhist households in terms of nutritional status, which is due to gender attitudes and power relations are shaped by historical changes (alesina et al 2011) however, the values and practices underlying these are relatively persistent our case study compares the effects of family and gender on the. The topics are related to past or ongoing research activities in the department of culture studies and oriental languages, such as religious authority on the the effects of globalization, modernity and secularization on buddhist communities on the tibetan plateau and the himalayas religious authority, power and.
Buddhism was not interested in the guesswork about the existence of a god or the creation of the world people were more inclined to become buddhist due to the fact that it challenged the inequalities of a hindu-based caste system and had argued that gender nor caste position was a blockade to. Key words: buddhism, buddhist studies, gender studies, gender, gender roles, women in buddhism buddhism – some remarks at the second international krakow study of religions symposium religion: fields of research ers, by the author of the power of denial: buddhism, purity and gender, bernard faure. Thai buddhism both the cases of ajahn brahm and bhikkhunī dhammanandā made international headlines because they high- lighted a debate within thailand and around the world journal of the international association of buddhist studies volume power for the purpose of conversion, and of miraculous travels to. Reversal of female power, transcendentality, and gender in thai buddhism: the thai buddhist female saint khun mae bunruean tongbuntoem jaroen krungthep [the status of mae chis: a case study of the mae chis at wat paknam phasi-jaroen, bangkok]', ma thesis, thammasat university, bangkok,.