Power and Agency in the Lives of Contemporary Tibetan Nuns - An Intersectional Study - Mitra Härkönen

Power and Agency in the Lives of Contemporary Tibetan Nuns - An Intersectional Study - Mitra Härkönen

14. Compassionate Agency

Power and Agency in the Lives of Contemporary Tibetan Nuns - An Intersectional Study - Mitra Härkönen

Mitra Härkönen [+-]
University of Helsinki
Mitra Härkönen is a researcher and lecturer at the Faculty of Theology at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

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By acquiring the status of the compassionate bodhisattva a nun can benefit not only others but also herself through her actions. For Tibetan nuns, monastic life means the possibility to transform one’s position and status in this life, but it is also believed that monastic life can lead to a better rebirth (namely, release from a lowly female rebirth in the future). Thus it is a path, if not toward immediate enlightenment, at least toward a better rebirth.

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Härkönen, Mitra. 14. Compassionate Agency. Power and Agency in the Lives of Contemporary Tibetan Nuns - An Intersectional Study. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 186-192 Jan 2023. ISBN 9781800503014. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=44153. Date accessed: 07 Feb 2023 doi: 10.1558/equinox.44153. Jan 2023

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