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Introducing myself and my journal: The Women of Buddhism

About Me:
Amongst the rice fields and Buddhist temples of Central Thailand I was born and raised. My calling in life is The Buddha Garden Website, which is my main outlet as a female Buddhist, and is like a child to me. What most concerns me is the rapid pace of change in the world and how that will be transforming Thai culture, as well as the consequences it will have on Buddhism in the world. I think that there are so many lessons that can be learned from the Dharma, even though it is over 2,500 years old, that can be applied today. In fact, meditation techniques taught by the Buddha are being used in prisons around the world to help the inmates deal with incarceration. I think that if prisoners are able to overcome self-defeating habits, then those of us with free will can certainly change our karma.

My Passions:
Thai culture, Buddhism

My Challenges:
Losing "just 10 pounds"

My Vision for the Future:
More understanding between cultures and religion

My Areas of Expertise:
Buddhism, Thai culture

Comments

Hello there Everyone:

I would invite all women who are Buddhists to please let me know what your thoughts are on what it means to be a Buddhist woman.

I was born and raised in Thailand, and I know that my Buddhist faith has helped me deal with so many of the difficulties encountered in growing up there. The traffic, the noise, the pollution, and the fact opportunities for women are not as good as they are in the US (where I now live).

Now that I am a mother, Buddhism has given me a good background on how I should raise my children so that they value themselves and others. Having a Buddhist background is kind of like having an internal "super nanny."

But I would like to hear your opinions. What does Buddhism mean to you as a woman?

Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace!
Fatima

A Thai Buddhist's picture

Thank You, Fatima:

Hi there, Fatima:

Thank you for your welcome. I hope to learn about the other women experience though the forum.

Thank you again.

Breese's picture

Welcome!

Welcome to PulseWire! You are now part of a thriving community of grassroots women leaders and supporters from 180 countries. See the PulseWire Getting Started Guide to learn more about networking in our community: http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/about/guide

I look forward to hearing your voice in the community!

Peace,
Breese

A Thai Buddhist's picture

Thank You, Breese:

Hi there, Breese and thank you for your welcome to me.

I will look at the guide that you give to me. Thank you again. My English is not great so I am a little worried.

Thank you again.

Breese's picture

Translation feature

Hey there,
It's ok if your English isn't very good, we are very easy-going! Also, at the top of the web page, there is a button that says "Translate Page". If you click it, it will give you a list of languages translation options. Choose English - your language, and it will translate the whole website. Though not always a perfect translation, it may help!

A Thai Buddhist's picture

Translation feature

Hi there, Breese:

Thanks so much for letting me know. I think it will be much better than my other translation feature (my husband).

Thanks again!!!

Jay (Srisuda)

Breese's picture

I'm sure he's very good as

I'm sure he's very good as well! :)

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