Electronic Journal from Sakyadhita USA

Issue No. 16 Winter 2018

About Sakyadhita USA

& American Buddhist Women


A Quarterly electronic MagaZine (eZine)

Published by Sakyadhita USA




Charlotte B. Collins, M.A.

Elise A. DeVido, Ph.D.

Carol L. Winkelmann, Ph.D.

Lisa Battaglia, Ph.D.

Karen Gelinas, Ph.D. (Cand.)




Submissions are invited on diverse topics related to women and Buddhist practice in the U.S.A. Please email your article proposal to the address below. The editors will reply to your proposal within a few days.

Typically, articles should be 1000 to 1500 words, but longer articles up to 2000 words on important topics may be accepted. We use the  Chicago Style Guide. Authors retain all copyrights. Please include a short bio and photo with the article. Issues are now published 3 times per year: in February, June and October. Completed articles should be emailed at least 3 weeks before the 1st day of the publication month. Editors reserve the right to edit submitted articles for minor corrections but will contact the author about issues of syntax or clarity.

Email proposals and submissions to


Announcements to promote your programs or dharma center are also welcome. Send submissions or inquiries to:




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of American Buddhist Women

New Publishing Schedule • February •  June •  October


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Sakyadhita is a Sanskrit word, which translates as “daughters of the Buddha.” Sakya was the clan name of Gautama Siddhartha, the Buddha. The word dhita means “daughters.”


Sakyadhita USA, a branch of Sakyadhita International, was formed to serve Buddhist women in the U.S.  SUSA was established in 2010 and is governed by a board of eleven lay and monastic women who live in the U.S. We have more than 100 members across the country. Please consider becoming a member. You can read more about our goals and mission on the website and join the membership at:


SUSA's Mission

    •To establish an inclusive alliance of Buddhist women in the U.S.

    •To promote dialogue among Buddhist traditions.

    •To encourage wise, compassionate action for the benefit of humanity.

    •To work for gender equity in Buddhist education, training, institutional structures, and ordination.


Sakyadhita USA

A National Branch of

Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women

P.O. Box 1649, Ridgecrest, CA 93556



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Sakyadhita USA Encouraging Inclusion Across American Buddhisms

SUSA is the USA National Branch of Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women

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