Journal of Buddhist Ethics

Articles from Vol. 17, Annual

Attitudes towards Nuns: A Case Study of the Nandakovada in the Light of Its Parallels
Introduction (2) In the last issue of the JBE, I studied the Bahudhatuka-sutta and its parallels, examining in particular the dictum that a woman cannot be a Buddha, which I concluded to be with high probability a later addition to the discourse....
Earlier Buddhist Theories of Free Will: Compatibilism
Did the Buddha Teach Free Will? Monks, these two slander the Tathagata. Which two? He who explains a discourse whose meaning needs to be inferred as one whose meaning has already been fully drawn out. And he who explains a discourse whose meaning...
Founding Human Rights within Buddhism: Exploring Buddha-Nature as an Ethical Foundation
Introduction In a religion that preaches the nothingness of things and the absence of self, is there any ground for an active social advocacy for human rights? This question arises in response to a thought-provoking piece written by Professor...
Healing Ecology
We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness. --Thich Nhat Hanh I came to realize clearly that mind is no other than mountains and rivers and the great wide earth, the sun and the moon and the stars. --Dogen Does Buddhism...
Moving Forward by Agreeing to Disagree: A Response to "Healing Ecology"
David Loy has described himself here as male, Caucasian, and a U.S. citizen. We also know from his public profile that he is, among other descriptors, a Buddhist who has been authorized to teach Zen Buddhism by Master Yamada Koun Roshi of the Sanbo...
The Mulasarvastivada Bhiksuni Has the Horns of a Rabbit: Why the Master's Tools Will Never Reconstruct the Master's House
Introduction No compelling evidence has been produced to indicate that Tibetan Buddhism has ever maintained a complete monastic community that included fully ordained women. Over the past several decades, however, a number of women practitioners...