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Science and gender equality

Science and gender equality

Part of an ongoing series of teachings based on Approaching the Buddhist Path, the first book in “The Library of Wisdom and Compassion” series by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Venerable Thubten Chodron.

  • Comparing and contrasting Buddhist approach and scientific approach
  • Benefits of dialogue between scientists and Buddhists
  • Equal opportunities for women to use their talents and abilities
  • How cultural bias leads to prejudice or discrimination
  • Examples of female spiritual practitioners from the scriptures

63 Approaching the Buddhist Path: Science and Gender Equality (download)

Contemplation points

  1. Why should Buddhism not validate science and visa verse?
  2. What is His Holiness’ main purpose in having dialogue with scientists, and why?
Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.