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Summer 2018
Gratitude by Michael Microulis

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Kobo Daishi Shingon Buddhism


Who Was Kobo Daishi?

A bodhisattva-like miracle worker credited with founding the Shingon school, Kobo Daishi—known as Kukai during his life—is a monumental figure in Japan but little known to North American Buddhists.

By Aaron P. Proffitt
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early buddhist women sexual assault


Of Mara and Men

Women can’t catch a break, it seems. This was as true in the Buddha’s time as it is today. The nun Sundarinanda pretended to be ill and skipped a meal in order to avoid a sexual predator, but she was pursued and violated by him anyway. The nun Citta sneaked out of her sleeping area […]

By Andrew Olendzki
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