Making Sense of the Blood Bowl Sutra: Gender, Pollution, and Salvation in Buddhist Sermons from Early Modern Japan

Sometime during the late fourteenth or early fifteenth century, several variants of an indigenous Chinese sutra known as the Xuepenjing 血盆経 (“Blood Bowl Sutra,” Jpns. Ketsubonkyō), were transmitted to Japan. Emphasizing the impurity of women’s reproductive blood, this short scripture teaches that women are

Making Sense of the Blood Bowl Sutra: Gender, Pollution, and Salvation in Buddhist Sermons from Early Modern Japan

Sometime during the late fourteenth or early fifteenth century, several variants of an indigenous Chinese sutra known as the Xuepenjing 血盆経 (“Blood Bowl Sutra,” Jpns. Ketsubonkyō), were transmitted to Japan. Emphasizing the impurity of women’s reproductive blood, this short scripture teaches that women are

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Being Female, Being Buddhist: Obstacle or Inspiration?

In the summer of 2008, the Institute of Buddhist Studies, in conjunction with the Tri-State Denver Buddhist Temple, hosted a conference on Women in American Buddhism: Blending Tradition, Community, and Family. Dr. Judith Simmer-Brown of Naropa University delivered the keynote

Transcendence of the Body in Kukai’s Shingon Buddhism

Lecture by David Gardiner Dr. Gardiner, of Colorado College, discusses Kukai’s Shingon philosophy. Originally recorded May 8, 2007 © 2007, David Gardiner http://media.blubrry.com/shinibs/p/podcast.shin-ibs.edu/content/episode_4.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download (25.7MB)