Buddhism, modernism and mindfulness

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A question and answer session with members of a graduate reading class on “Buddhism, Modernism and Mindfulness” at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus.

  • How did you move from a career to Buddhist nun?
  • Who was your teacher and preceptor?
  • Could you discuss the role of women in shaping modern Buddhism?
  • Is there a Western Buddhism?
  • Do you see pilgrimage to sacred sites as an important part of Buddhist practice?
  • Could you talk about secular mindfulness practice?
  • What are the values and benefits of monasticism in the 21st Century?
  • How has new technology affected the spread of the Dharma?

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