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Buddhist Studies | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion


The theme of the 15th Sakyadhita Conference in Hong Kong, “Contemporary Buddhist Women: Contemplation, Cultural Exchange & Social Action,” highlights our diversity and also the many choices that Buddhist women have today. Among us, there are many different ways that we may focus our energies, such as meditation practice, active social engagement, studies, teaching, parenting, artistic expression, and a range of other options. The beauty of Buddhist women is that we come from different countries and cultures, with different interests and diverse approaches to Buddhism, yet together we represent enormous power for good in the world. We are fortunate to be able to decide for ourselves what paths we wish to take, depending on our cultural backgrounds and personal interests. With pure intentions, we can transform ourselves and make great contributions to the transformation of society.


Originally published by Sakyadhita; Hong Kong.