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Virupa’s Truth

Recognized as “the highest abbot among all…scholars,” Virupa was an acclaimed yogi who lived in seventh- and eighth-century India (Trizin 20, 23). Virupa was known as an important master of the Sakya linage, but his lifestyle and teachings were, at times, … Continue reading

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Rethinking Female Roles

My previous blog post highlighted the lack of access to female roles and spaces in Buddhism in order to challenge its perception as an egalitarian faith. However, I began to reevaluate my previous critique after reading about how female followers … Continue reading

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Female Inequality in Buddhism

Above Picture: Mahaprajapati Gotami asks her stepson, Siddhartha Gautama, to allow female ordination Since its founding by Siddhartha Gautama in sixth century B.C.E., Buddhism has attracted many followers from different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Yet, despite the religion’s global appeal, … Continue reading

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