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Buddhist Marital Therapy

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Morita Therapy charactersThe late Japanese psychiatrist Shoma Morita used to advise disharmonious couples who came to him for therapy to do five things each day for the benefit of their mates, without waiting to be asked. He instructed them not to call attention to what they had done, or expect thanks.

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An Interview with June Campbell on Codes of Secrecy and Silence

Cover of 'Traveler in Space'An idealistic young Scottish woman goes East to study Buddhism. Twenty-five years later she delivers a radical and unsparing critique of religious structures in Tibet. How much of this system is taking root in West? And how much of it do we really want? June Campbell studied Tibetan Buddhism in monasteries in India in the early 1970's. Subsequently she traveled throughout India, Europe, and North America as a translator and interpreter for various Tibetan lamas. Her book Traveler in Space examines the patriarchy of Tibet's political, religious, and social structures, and the real and symbolic role of women in Tibetan society. Today Ms. Campbell teaches women's studies and religious studies in Edinburgh. This interview was conducted by Helen Tworkhov in New York in June 1996. All text in tinted boxes is excerpted from Traveler in Space, available in the United States from George Braziller, Inc.

Tantric Sources (Buddhist)

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Excerpts from Sky Dancer

Tibetan Buddhist tantraFemale Buddha Tsogyel explains that women must contain their rising sexual energy, that is, their "red bodhicitta," just like men, if they would cultivate spiritual enlightenment. (Men have "white bodhicitta.")