Systematic education in Dolma Ling leading to gender equality

The primary aim in establishing Dolma Ling Institute is to raise the education standard and improve the opportunity for nuns to study advanced Buddhist philosophy and doctrine. During the Tibetan Women's Association four
The primary aim in establishing Dolma Ling Institute is to raise the education standard and improve the opportunity for nuns to study advanced Buddhist philosophy and doctrine. During the Tibetan Women's Association fourth working committee meeting in Dharamsala in October, 1992, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said, " In our society , we have as a legacy from the past the notion that nuns engage in ritual only and do not study Buddhist texts. This should be changed." His Holiness has in this way been urging the nuns to study higher Buddhist philosophy, in order to gain a deeper knowledge of Buddhism. Whenever His Holiness visits the Tibetan nunneries, he takes the opportunity to ecourage them to study. Dolma Ling Institute is specifically non sectarian and intented to provide nuns from all lineages with the opportunity to study to develop their full academic and spiritual potential. The crucial purpose of the overall project is to allow scholastically gifted nuns to attain the highest level of religious studies, that is the Geshe degree. This much respected degree has up until now only been attained by monks. Enabling women to participate in the study course leading to this goal will give them the confidence to take on roles as teachers and leaders within the communities. ...
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Author:Lobsang Dechen
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-50405
URL:http://web.uni-frankfurt.de/irenik/religionskultur.htm
ISSN:1434-5935
Series (Serial Number):Journal of religious culture = Journal für Religionskultur (27-07)
Publisher:Univ.
Place of publication:Frankfurt am Main
Document Type:Book
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2007/10/25
Year of first Publication:1999
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2007/10/25
Note:
Internationales Symposium: Frauen im Buddhismus, 7.-9. Febr. 1997, Frankfurt am Main
HeBIS PPN:194368939
Institutes:Institut für Wissenschaftliche Irenik
Dewey Decimal Classification:290 Andere Religionen
Sammlungen:Universitätspublikationen
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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