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  1. Research

    Women Buddhist Masters

    The aim of this paper is to two fold—first, to set forth a definition of "mastery" as it is understood across diverse Buddhist traditions. Secondly, using verses from the Therigatha, I argue that the first female...

    Nona Olivia

    International Journal of Dharma Studies 2017 5:8

    Published on: 27 March 2017

  2. Research

    Illustrating the Way: The Life and Times of Bhikṣuṇī Shig Hiu Wan

    Bhikṣuṇī Shig Hiu Wan was a Buddhist master in more than one sense of the word. She was not only a highly accomplished practitioner, teacher, artist, and poet, but she was also a feminist pioneer in higher edu...

    Karma Lekshe Tsomo

    International Journal of Dharma Studies 2017 5:5

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  3. Research

    Imagining the body in tantric contemplative practice

    This paper addresses imagination, focusing on two words, bhāvana and vikalpa, both frequently translated as "imagination," and addresses the connections imagination has with the body, specifically within the cont...

    Loriliai Biernacki

    International Journal of Dharma Studies 2017 5:4

    Published on: 23 January 2017

  4. Research

    Sri Chinmoy on the nature and goals of contemplative practice

    Sri Chinmoy (1931–2007) has written extensively on the concrete details of contemplative practice as well as its purpose in the wider context of yoga as a system of spiritual disciplines leading to God-realiza...

    Kusumita P. Pedersen

    International Journal of Dharma Studies 2016 4:15

    Published on: 30 December 2016

  5. Research

    Creating contemplative studies in the Southwest: theory and practice

    In this article, I offer a brief history of the Contemplative Studies initiative at Texas Christian University, then discuss some of the theoretical underpinning for our program, indicating the value of contem...

    Andrew O. Fort

    International Journal of Dharma Studies 2016 4:13

    Published on: 21 November 2016

  6. Book review

    Reviews of The Nay Science

    Edward P. Butler, John R. Lenz, Antonio Luis Costa Vargas, Doug McGetchin, Bruce M. Sullivan, Jeffery D. Long, Robert Yelle, David Cerequas, Na’aman Hirschfeld, Veena R. Howard and Purushottama Bilimoria

    International Journal of Dharma Studies 2016 4:10

    Published on: 12 October 2016

  7. Review

    Tenzin Chodron: a scholar nun of post-Soviet Buryatia

    Tenzin Chodron (b. 1951) is a scholar nun who has opened up new pathways for Buddhist women in the Republic of Buryatia. The paper describes how, at a critical juncture in the political and religious transitio...

    Zhargal Aiakova

    International Journal of Dharma Studies 2016 4:9

    Published on: 28 September 2016

  8. Research

    Buddhist women masters of Kinnaur: Why don’t nuns sing about nuns?

    In Kinnaur—a Himalayan tribal district of Himachal Pradesh, India, on the Sutlej River and at the Tibet border—Buddhism has been practiced, along with indigenous local Hinduism, for at least a thousand years. ...

    Linda J. LaMacchia

    International Journal of Dharma Studies 2016 4:5

    Published on: 9 May 2016

  9. Research

    Who’s Zoomin’ Who? Bhagavadgītā Recensions in India and Germany

    This article discusses the political and theological ends to which the thesis of different “recensions” of the Bhagavadgītā were put in light of recent work on the search for an “original” Gītā (Adluri, Vishwa...

    Joydeep Bagchee and Vishwa Adluri

    International Journal of Dharma Studies 2016 4:4

    Published on: 13 April 2016

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