The first academic journal specifically dedicated to Buddhist ethics, JBE was also the first open access, “hypermedia” journal in any academic field in the UK.

Articles Featured in our Library:

… the discontinuity [with premodern forms of Buddhism] that the modernists emphasize is just that, an emphasis—it is less an observation than it is an ideologically motivated construction

If you can intentionally kill out of compassion, then fine, go ahead. But are you sure? Are you sure that what you think are friendliness and compassion are really friendliness and compassion? Are you sure that some subtle aversion and delusion have not surfaced in the mind?

To formulate a viable, systematic Buddhist environmental ethic, they must clarify on Buddhist grounds what an optimal world might be

… based on what can be culled from the Madhyama-āgama discourse in comparison with the other versions, it seems possible to arrive at a coherent narrative of [the founding] of the order of nuns.

Vinaya narration like the Sudinna tale does not function in a way comparable to a record of case law precedents in modern judicial proceedings. Instead, the stories need to be understood in terms of their teaching function

… mae chis are not, on the whole, eager to relinquish their present status

… the most important sources of suffering are not something that activism can fix

“A monastery is a place where equality is preached but not practiced; a gar is a place where equality is practiced but not preached.”