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Friday, September 17, 2010

Women in Buddhism - National freethought

My latest Examiner article. Please read, comment there and pass around!

Women in Buddhism

In August 2010, the Dalai Lama made a somewhat astonishing statement that he could be replaced in his leadership role by a woman, even though he clarified that she "should be attractive." Ignoring the howls of feminists about that last bit, in his remarks Tibet's exiled spiritual leader did break with long-held traditions of sexism and gender discrimination within Buddhism.

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