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Women's Buddhism, Buddhism's Women

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A diverse array of scholars, activists, and practitioners explore how women are bringing about change in the forms, practices, and institutions of Buddhism.

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Throughout Buddhism's history, women have been hindered in their efforts to actualize the fullness of their spiritual lives, facing stricter disciplinary rules, fewer opportunities to cultivate advanced practice, and diminished recognition for their spiritual accomplishments.


"In 1998, Trinity College provided the venue for Buddhist nuns to bring to the West the meditative art of making sand mandalas and the sacred techniques of painting thangkas. Both arts have long been the exclusive domains of monks. The project closed with a conference that generated this excellent, thematically arranged collection of essays that tests the hypothesis that 'women are playing a significant and even decisive role in the... way Buddhism is changing to meet the needs and demands of life' today.

Ranging from the scholarly to the intensely personal, these illuminating papers explore history, ethnography, artistic expression, healing and medical practices, and even the decision to bear children. The coverage is worldwide, with an emphasis on southern Asia."      ~Library Journal

Editor Findly, Ellison Banks
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 498 pp.
Publisher Wisdom Publications 2000
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