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Envisioning Nuns: Views from the Male Monastic Order

Lori Meeks

in Hokkeji and the Reemergence of Female Monastic Orders in Premodern Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833947
eISBN:
9780824870737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833947.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines how the monastic order viewed women and the problems surrounding their ordination during the years preceding Eison's decision to create an ordination platform for women at ... More


Historical Background

Paula Kane Robinson Arai

in Women Living Zen: Japanese Soto Buddhist Nuns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199928682
eISBN:
9780190258405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199928682.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter presents a historical background on Japanese nuns, the Sōtō Zen sect in which they had been involved, and Buddhism in Japan. It offers a possible interpretation of the events that are ... More


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