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Guess who's coming to dharma: black women embrace western buddhism by carol cooper in the half-century since buddhism re-entered american pop culture via the beats (having first enjoyed a passing vogue during the 1890s), more and more black females--children of the civil rights movement, champions of black nationalism. The intent of this report is to give snapshots of interesting things women buddhists in the us are doing – it is not comprehensive coverage of women in buddhism in the us the research is based on journal articles, books, email and verbal conversations and interviews with several buddhist women in the us. Women in buddhism is a topic that can be approached from varied perspectives including those of theology, history, anthropology and feminism topical interests include the theological status of women, the treatment of women in buddhist societies at home and in public, the history of women in buddhism, and a comparison of the experiences of.
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The role of women in buddhism is the same as that of men as, in reincarnation, a person has an opportunity of rebirth as either sex. Women in american buddhism carolina buddhist vihara one of the characteristics of the ongoing transformation of buddhism in america is the visible role of women in american convert buddhist communities both as practitioners and, increasingly, as teachers. Men and women are complementary to each other according to buddhist philosophy after all, a woman can be reincarnated as a man and vice versa in the various cultures that practice buddhism, women are treated differently most buddhist sects do favor men insofar as monks dominate the lineages.
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