The new position aims to recognize the central role that women have played in the development of Buddhist thought and practice.
Personal Reflections Gender
Practicing Dana, Sila, and Bhavana as I Transition
It is the greatest love letter to myself. It just doesn’t have words.
Personal Reflections Buddhism
A theater artist and educator reflects on a crucial—if unexpectedly painful—moment of autonomy
In the Cabin of the Crazy One
A Vajrayana practitioner recounts her late-in-life gender transition while on a 12-day solo meditation retreat
Sex and Gender Fluidity in Tibetan Buddhism
A Tibetan scholar's dream uniquely presents sex changes without judgement—neither as as biological fact nor pedagogical tool, but as an expression of intimacy with another person.
‘This Monk Wears Heels’: An Interview with Kodo Nishimura
The Buddhist monk, makeup artist, and LGBTQ activist shares his journey to self-acceptance in his memoir, which was recently translated to English.
Shin Buddhism’s bomori, or “temple guardians,” challenge assumptions about gender roles, domestic life, and religious authority.
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Letting Go to Find Yourself
How one writer’s confrontation with emptiness helped to shed and define their identity.
A Gender-Diverse Sangha
How a groundbreaking book created a community for trans, genderqueer, and nonbinary Buddhists
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