Editors in Chief

  • Rita D. Sherma, The Graduate Theological Union
  • Purushottama Bilimoria, Berkeley University / University of Melbourne


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Aims & scope


International Journal of Dharma Studies aims to (i) investigate, present, interpret, and envision the shared and distinct categories of the life-worlds of the Indic Religions, globally, in a (ii) multidisciplinary format with articles from Religious Studies, Philosophy, Ethics, Cultural Studies, Musicology, Film, Contemporary Issues, Sociology, Anthropology, and the Arts, within (iii) a structure that maintains the rigor of conventional academic discourse, but adds methodological contextualization and investigative, epistemic, hermeneutical and evaluative perspectives from these religious and cultural traditions (iv) in conversation with the world’s religions and the concerns of our time.

Forthcoming thematic series

Buddhist Women Masters

Buddhism has produced realized beings, both female and male, for over 2,500 years. Many accounts of the lives and achievements of countless Buddhist women masters have been lost in the shoals of time, however, for lack of acknowledgment and appreciation. This panel attempts to redress this history of neglect by documenting the lived experience of remarkable women from a variety of cultural milieu who mastered both the Buddhist teachings and their own lives and also triumphed over social expectations of women. The articles recount the enlightening stories of highly accomplished women – lay and ordained, recorded in texts, oral histories, and personal memories – and their unheralded contributions to world culture.

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ISSN: 2196-8802