14th Sakyadhita International Conference

14th Sakyadhita International Conference for Buddhist Women


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14th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
June 23-30, 2015

"Compassion and Social Justice"

The 14th Sakyadhita International Conference provided an opportunity to discuss creating better connections between Dharma and the social and political dimensions of women's experience. Together, we explored how compassion and spiritual development can help shape a more just and peaceful world.

Buddhist women have made many contributions to the spiritual and social lives of their communities. Nevertheless, Buddhist women are frequently excluded from the processes that shape their communities, such as negotiations among governments, scholars, religious leaders, and social structures. Decision makers and social justice movements may be unfamiliar with Buddhist women's contributions, while Buddhist women may remain disconnected from the larger issues that affect their daily lives. The 14th Sakyadhita Conference was an opportunity to dialogue about creating better connections and to explore how compassion and spiritual development can help shape a more just and peaceful world.


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Working at the grassroots level, Sakyadhita provides a communications network among Buddhist women internationally. We promote research and publications on Buddhist women's history and other topics of interest. Our members strive to create equal opportunities for women in all Buddhist traditions. Read More

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