Sale edition. Thoughtful, personal essays on Buddhist practice by spiritual and artistic Buddhist luminaries, such as Bell Hooks, Jane Hirshfield, Meredith Monk, Wendy Gyoku Nakao and others.
The Buddhist women's movement represents millions of women worldwide; increasingly, many American women are embracing the discipline both as a tonic to the frantic pace of modern life and a more nurturing alternative to organized religion. This book is a kind of mosaic portrait of the movement, a compelling chorus of voices that include prominent Dharma teachers and noted writers, activists, and healers, both Eastern and Western. The book centres on personal issues and practices, exploring women's particular experiences of Buddhism as it spreads throughout North America and takes roots in new contexts.
Includes: What Does Buddhist Practice Mean to American Women by Susanne Mrozik, North American Buddhist Women in the International Context by Karma Lekshe Tsomo, Moving Beyond Gender by Bell Hooks, Buddhism and Creativity by Jane Hirshfield, Meredith Monk and Pat Enkyo O'Hara, Women Changing Buddhism: Feminist Perspectives by various authors, Just Power by Helen Tworkov, Engaged Buddhism by various authors, a Jewish Woman and Buddhism by Sheila Peltz Weinberg, Race, Ethnicity and Class by various authors, Fashioning New Selves: The Experiences of Taiwanese Buddhist Women by Carolyn Chen, Growing Up Buddhist by Alice Unno, and Women Dharma Teacher's Forum by various contributors.