Volume 20, 2013
Purification Buddhist Movement, 1954-1970: The Struggle to Restore Celibacy in the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism. By Ven. Chanju Mun. Honolulu, Hawai’i: Blue Pine Books, 2011, ISBN 978-0-9777553-6-3 (paperback), $35.
Reviewed by Ryan Anningson
Volume 19, 2012
The Case of Sudinna: On the Function of Vinaya Narrative, Based on a Comparative Study of the Background Narration to the First Pārājika Rule
Center for Buddhist Studies, University of Hamburg
Dharma Drum Buddhist College, Taiwan
In this article I study the tale that according to the canonical Vinaya accounts led to the promulgation of the rule on celibacy for Buddhist monks, using this as an example to understand the function of Vinaya narrative.