RLST 3750 - Women in Buddhism Course uri icon



  • Explores diverse representations of the female in Buddhist literature and the social realities of actual women in Asian historical contexts. Through case studies that traverse Buddhist Asia, we delve into monastic views of the female body, philosophical analyses of the emptiness of gender, idealized images of the feminine in Buddhist tantra, and contemporary issues such as the nun's revival moment. Same as WGST 3750.


  • Gayley, Holly  
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2021