Gender and religion: Where nuns fear to tread

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Gender and religion: Where nuns fear to tread

Post by plwk » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:01 pm

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Essential Buddhism scripts and principles clearly outline the power structure within a temple and the separation of roles between mai chi and monks, he said. ''Mae chi are barred from managing temples. Only monks, rising to the position of abbot, can manage them,'' he said. ''During the Buddha's era, there weren't any nuns. Now things have changed, and now they can stay on temple compounds.
''But we have never had a nun run a temple before. What will society think about this?''

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