Buddhism, gender and sexuality

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  • Buddhism, gender and sexuality
    • Gender issues currently
      • Thailand
        • The Sangha Act
          • Dhammananda
        • Child Prostitution
          • The sex industry
        • Traditional stereotypes
          • Men rule the house
    • Sakyadhita Organisation
      • Dhammananda - first fully ordained female Theravadin nun
        • Revival of Thereavada nuns 1990s
      • "Daughter of the Buddha"
      • Social activism and gender development
      • Supporting women with bad backgrounds
      • 2,000 members in 45 countries
    • Marriage
      • Not mandatory/ religious duty
      • No rules of procreation
      • Monks/nuns celibate
      • Non-attachment
    • Homo sexuality
      • Vinaya forbids sexual misconduct
      • Lower rebirth - bad karma
      • Dalai Lama
        • Contrasting views
          • Cannot be gay and a Buddhist
      • Intention behind sexual acts has to be good
    • Transgender
      • Lotus Sutra
        • liberates those from thinking that one must be of a certain gender, caste, or aptitude to achieve the goal of enlightenment 
      • The dragon princess
        • still instills a gender hierarchy
      • Negative rebirth due to sexual misconduct
      • Metta
        • Buddhahood
      • Tiffany Jazz case study
      • Non attachment
    • Celibacy
      • Vinaya
      • Third precept
      • Ajahn Chah
      • Sexual desire = dukkha

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