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Which Buddhist traditions have no gender divisions at all

Are you asking about a tradition or a community? If the latter, there are many. Most of the "insight meditation" communities, e.g. IRC, Spirit Rock, IMS etc in the US are sex- unsegregated. ...
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Which Buddhist traditions have no gender divisions at all

Our branch of Rinzai Zen has no gender division other than that we segregate by sex when bunking up for sesshin. I can’t think of too many Buddhist communities in the US that would even consider that,...
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Can the Buddha ever be a woman?

MN 115 (Bahudhātuka Sutta) does not state a woman cannot be an arahant (fully enlightened being). MN 115 (Bahudhātuka Sutta) only states a woman cannot be the Sammasambuddha. There is only one ...
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How to view people with metta and karuna?

Metta is wishing for all beings to be happy and be at ease. Looking at women as mothers is not metta. But I can find a reverse-mother reference for metta below. The metta practitioner should feel ...
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Theravada perspective on transgender people

In order to serve as a reference for any trans/queer/non-binary and gender non-conforming folks on the Bodhisattva path here, looking to see how Buddhism interacts with their gender identity, it would ...
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Can the Buddha ever be a woman?

No, it is not true. According to the Lotus Sutra, women can attain Buddhahood in this lifetime. This sutra being the only sutra that says this accounts for its popularity among women over the ...
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Can the Buddha ever be a woman?

Neither a man nor a woman can become a Buddha. Only a Bodhisattva having completed the necessary parami can become a Buddha. In that last life of the Bodhisattva, the Bodhisattva takes on a masculine ...
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How to view people with metta and karuna?

Viewing "women" as "mothers" Viewing "women" as "mothers" appeared in Bhāradvājasutta which is not taught about metta, but that sutta was teaching about ordained life keeping (5 saṃvaya): “...
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What is a pandaka?

Paṇḍaka is a less clear cut case, all references have a central theme: some form of deficiency in male sexual reproductive capacity or reproductive desire The Pali literature makes reference to five ...
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How to view people with metta and karuna?

Nyom Chris, Like Nyom Vorapol (Bonn) pointed out helpfully, it was for the Buddha very important, that they get neither confused in regard of gratitude and deeds of others (in ways like "there is ...
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Theravada perspective on transgender people

Buddhism is not identitarian. If transgender people follow the five precepts (which includes committed sexual relationship), Buddhism says this is wholesome & minimizes harm. If transgender ...
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Textural reference(s) for Bhadda Kapilani, a practitioner who for many lifetimes made the aspiration to be reborn as a woman?

An overview regarding Bhadda Kapilani Theri can be found in Palikanon. Nothing here talks about her wanting to be reborn a woman. She seems to have always been reborn a woman according to this page. ...
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How to view people with metta and karuna?

It is not directly related to Metta, but the idea is to keep lust away from the mind when you interact with women. It doesn't mean you should ask women to become mothers, sisters, daughters etc. The ...
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How to view people with metta and karuna?

In my understanding, the objective of metta cultivation in Pali Canon Buddhism, is to counter, to be an antidote, for the attitude of negativity, hatred, and envy towards the world. Such negative ...
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What is a pandaka?

http://jocbs.org/index.php/jocbs/article/view/28 Semen, Viagra and Pandaka: Ancient Endocrinology and Modern Day Discrimination* Paisarn Likhitpreechakul Abstract In a Vinaya passage, the Buddha ...
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Is Buddha a Man or Woman?

The Buddha was a man. I have no idea why everyone is trying to dodge obvious conceptual truth. I don't need an argument for this just like I don't need an argument for the fact that the Earth is round....
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Is Buddha a Man or Woman?

Though is modern times this might seem controversial Bahu Dhātuka Sutta mentions certain things a woman cannot achieve: He understands that it is impossible, there is no chance, that a woman would ...
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Can the Buddha ever be a woman?

In the Early Buddhist Texts, some texts have statements attributed to the Buddha that a woman cannot become a Buddha (or Mara, or Brahma, or a world monarch), and some do not. But in all the early ...
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Is gender a result of Kamma?

In the Pali suttas attributed to the Buddha, the results of kamma are two-fold, namely, "heaven" ("happiness") and "hell" ("pain & torment"). For example: When the mind was thus concentrated, ...
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Is gender a result of Kamma?

Here is an honest answer to this question based on facts or observations or both. In all religions (the original versions not the altered ones) and in spiritual views vibrations of beings indicate how ...
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What does Buddhism literature and tradition say about transgender folks?

Buddhism is firmly in support of LGBT (and transgender specifically), because shedding of boxed reified identities is shedding of conflict and suffering.
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What does Buddhism literature and tradition say about transgender folks?

Simple answer mind has not gender. Mind might reach enlightenment in any manifestation. Body is just temporary manifestation of mind.
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