Tibetan Women in the Western Buddhist Lineage: Rinchen Dolma Taring and Dorje Yudon Yuthok
The Buddha dharma that travels is the one that now makes its home in Brazil, Switzerland, India, Tibet, the United States and elsewhere. As Western practitioners of the dharma explore the nature of the Buddhist tradition in which they have taken refuge, some have made efforts to separate the “essential” from the “cultural,” or to “revitalize” Buddhism in order to make it more appropriate for Western and modern settings. Western feminists, in particular, have attempted to decipher whether the patriarchal ways in which Buddhist institutions have been formed are integral to the tradition or if they are something that might be exorcised.
KeywordsSpiritual Life Buddhist Tradition Western Feminist Western Reader Female Practitioner
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