|Frequently Asked Questions
Well, maybe not frequently, but anyway, questions I've been asked*...
It's a pretty tall order, boiling feminist issues down to "a hint or two." But for starters, I think a Buddhism informed by feminist means more emphasis on...
This is all just off the top of my head, I'm sure ther's a lot I will think of, as soon as I upload this, that is just as important. The whole SkyDancer site is my ongoing exploration of the topic.
(In particular I recommend Rita Gross, Buddhism after Patriarchy for a thorough exploration of the idea of a feminist Buddhism. On page 3, Gross says "My primary task in this book is a feminist revalorization of Buddhism. In feminist theology in general the task of 'revalorization' involves working with the categories and concepts of a traditional religion int he light of feminist values.")
What other themes do other feminists out there see as important in a feminist Buddhism? Tell me your thoughts?
What is "mindfulness?"
This is an important question; I hear many people misusing the term, and when I started investigating Buddhism I didn't understand it either. Here's an attempt to describe my current understanding.
* Do you have questions about feminist Buddhism? Email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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