My issues are more about whether women can go to temple and receive teachings safely,
LhasaLhamo wrote: or do they have to be on their guard with the masters, like some women in the West with TB teachers.
Zla'od wrote: Unlike many religions, Chinese Buddhism would not be a particularly good tradition to raise children in--in fact it seems positively dangerous--and paints marriage as a second-class sort of lifestyle.
Interesting that when the vast majority of monastics are male, no one appoints a woman abbot for balance.Confuzius wrote:Dunno about safety, but like 80% of Buddhist monastics in Taiwan are women. Fo Guang Shan is even higher. Their main headquarters outside of Kaohsiung has a weird rule passed by Hsing Yun-the abbot must ALWAYS be a male (only of this particular place...other FGS places can have women abotesses) the reason? SOOOOOOOOOOOOO many female monastics! So having a male leader makes it more balanced.
Thanks. I appreciate the advice and candor. Keepin' it real, Conuzius!Confuzius wrote: Women should always be on guard around men, just sayin. it has nothing to do with tibet or even buddhism....men are dogs.
Zla'od wrote:...In what way does institutionalized Chinese Buddhism benefit society?
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