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Finding Out More About Early Buddhist Women

Posted by dhivan thomas jones to Western Buddhist Review on Wed, 28 Dec, 2016 - 12:52

Finding Out More About Early Buddhist Women

Posted by dhivan thomas jones to Western Buddhist Review on Wed, 28 Dec, 2016 - 12:52

With this post we present another fine review by Sarah Clelland of a recent work of scholarship on women monastics in early Buddhism.

Alice Collett, Lives of Early Buddhist Nuns: Biographies as History, Oxford University Press, India, 2016

Review by Sarah Clelland

In Lives of Early Buddhist Nuns Alice Collett, now lecturer at Nālanda University in India, explores changing attitudes to women in Buddhism through the stories of six early nuns: Dhammadinnā, Khemā, Kisāgotamī, Paṭācārā, Bhaddā Kuṇḍalakesā and Uppalavaṇṇā. In the first half...

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Afrikaans Triratna Threefold Puja Read by Acalaraja

Posted by candradasa to Community Highlights on Mon, 15 Apr, 2013 - 12:43
There’s something about hearing a familiar text in a language other than your own that can be quite arresting. Words you can feel the meaning in even though you don’t, exactly, ‘understand’; words shared between people and also between peoples: across cultures, beyond language. Here’s Achalavajra with one of the first fruits of the Afrikaans translation initiative reading the Threefold Puja (the English version of the text can be found here). Wonderful sound, wonderful shared sense…...
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The Sevenfold Puja

The Sevenfold Puja

Posted by candradasa to Community Highlights on Thu, 11 Apr, 2013 - 20:56Another post to mark Triratna’s anniversaries this week. Munisha pointed out that we didn’t have the Sevenfold Puja text as a file on our site. Well we sort of did, but only as a link… Well, offering that kind of thing is something we’ll be able to address much more fully with time (and resources!), but for now this particular instance is easy to rectify! Here’s a version we prepared for the last Urban Retreat, for...