Links and Resources ::: Sexuality and Gender
Gay Buddhist Fellowship (San Francisco, CA) - Supports Buddhist practice in the gay men's community through a forum that brings together the diverse Buddhist traditions to address the spiritual concerns of gay men.
Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, and Transgendered Community (GLBT)
Gay Men's Buddhist Sangha - Based in San Francisco. The mission of the Gay Men's Buddhist Sangha is to offer the teachings of the Buddha to the gay community in an atmosphere of wisdom and compassion,and to support each other's practice.
Gay Zen Buddhist Group (Los Angeles, CA) - The Group's purpose is to introduce interested persons to the teachings of Zen; and to how a non-sexist and non-homophobic spiritual practice can enhance one's life.
Dharma Friends, Toronto, Canada - Supports Zen, Tibetan, and Theravadan Buddhist meditation practice in Toronto's Gay & Lesbian community.
LGBT Buddhist Discussion - An e-mail discussion list for lesbian and gay Buddhists.
LinksPitaka Resources - The LinksPitaka is list of international resources for Buddhist practitioners and maintains a comprehensive list of links and readings for gay and lesbian practitioners.
Womens Rights and Issues Related to Gender in Buddhism
Akashavana - Akashavana (meaning ‘forest retreat of luminous space’) is a project to develop a retreat centre and outreach for women wishing to be ordained in the Western Buddhist Order. The site includes articles by and about women on motherhood, friendship, and dealing with pain.
Ayya Khema International Buddhist Mandir - Ven. Bhikkhuni Kusuma MA. PhD. is a fully ordained Buddhist Nun from Sri Lanka who has pioneered the re-establishment the Therevada female Buddhist Order in Sri Lanka, 1000 years after the Order died out.
Chinese Bhiksunis in the Ch'an Tradition - The Chinese Ch'an Buddhist tradition, following the egalitarian teaching of One-Mind of enlightenment, advocates non-discriminating, universal Buddhahood accessible to every sentient being, whether male or female.
The Place of Women in Buddhism - covers the pre-Buddhist and secular positions on women, as well as the role of women on the Buddhist Path.