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IdeasMagazine | Column

Of Mara and Men

Early Buddhist nuns stand up to the demon Mara, in this context a symbol of aggression and misogyny, and face him down.

By Andrew Olendzki

Female Monks Ordained in California

Last Wednesday marked a historic occasion in the Thai Theravadan Buddhism. For the first time in the Western hemisphere, women were fully ordained as bhikkhunis (Buddhist nuns) in the Thai Forest tradition. Sylvia Boorstein, founder of…

By Tricycle

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