Monthly Archives: January 2015

Are Intelligent and Powerful Women a Threat?

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2,500 years ago in India, the Buddha taught that women, in addition to men, had the capacity for enlightenment. Over 700 years ago in 13th century Japan, Nichiren Daishonin taught that both men and women are equally deserving of respect. Today in the U.S., many feminists strive to create a society where women are treated […]

Buddhism & Women’s Empowerment

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One of the most powerful, yet most challenging concepts taught in Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism is the idea that each individual must take responsibility not only for their own happiness, but for their own life. It is human nature to look outside ourselves for the solution to our problems, the answer to our suffering, or the […]

Buddhism and Women’s Equality

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Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism and the Soka Gakkai International both teach about women’s equality and women’s enlightenment. When the Buddha first started to spread his teachings approximately 2,500 years ago across the Indian subcontinent, his message corresponded with the pre-existing cultural traditions of the time – particularly in regard to women. Shakyamuni Buddha taught over a period […]

I Am Subject

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Happy New Year! In celebration of the new year, I decided to change the theme of this blog. The theme is now “Buddhism and Women’s Empowerment.” I decided I will no longer be an advocate for a mental illness I don’t have. In my opinion, the twelve-year long continued perpetuation of the schizophrenia diagnosis (a […]