Spring 2010 | Volume 3 | Issue 1
11...Welcome Good Branch, You are Not Unwelcome (505kb PDF)
Using the ancient bodhi tree as metaphor, the author explores the well-being of the fourfold sangha created by the Buddha.
13...Buddhist Discrimination Against Women in Modern Burma (711kb PDF)
Saccavadi was one the of first two modern Burmese woman to ordain as a bhikkhuni. In this Present exclusive, she offers an inside look at her experience in robes, and at the discrimination ordained women face in Burma.
20...Take It or Leave It and the Ground Between (1.7mb PDF)
Recent events have charted the discrimination against female renunciates in Ajahn Chah’s Forest Tradition. Thanissara, one of the first women to ordain as a siladhara, examines Awakening and calls for an authentic dialogue for change.
29...Archetyping and the Language of Personhood in the Mātugāmasamyutta (748kb PDF)
Map: A re-examination of the Mātugāmasamyutta, the “Connected Discourses on Women,” outlines archetyping paths for women and men based on equality—not oppression.
34...The Badhudhātuka-sutta and its Parallels on Women's Inabilities (762kb PDF)
Eminent scholar Ven. Anālayo presents a comparative study of the Bahudhātuka-sutta, examining the question of whether a woman can be a Buddha.