Buddhist Women Across Cultures Realizations

ISBN-10: 0791441385

ISBN-13: 9780791441381

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List price: $33.95
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 4/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Tsomo is Instructor of Buddhism at Chaminade University and Degree Fellow at the East-West Center.

Preface
Mahaprajapati's Legacy: The Buddhist Women's Movement: An Introduction
Buddhist Women in Asian Traditions
South Asian Traditions
The Female in Buddhism
Buddhist Women in India and Precolonial Sri Lanka
Restoring the Order of Nuns to the Theravadin Tradition
East Asian Traditions
The Red Cord Untied: Buddhist Nuns in Eighteenth-Century China
Japanese Buddhist Nuns: Innovators for the Sake of Tradition
Can Women Achieve Enlightenment? A Critique of Sexual Transformation for Enlightenment
The Tibetan Tradition
Tibetan Buddhist Women Practitioners, Past and Present: A Garland to Delight Those Wishing Inspiration
Pregnancy and Childbirth in Tibetan Culture
Change in Consciousness: Women's Religious Identity in Himalayan Buddhist Cultures
Contemporary Buddhist Women
Forging Identity
Conception and the Entry of Consciousness: When Does a Life Begin?
East, West, Women, and Self
Appropriate Treasure? Reflections on Women, Buddhism, and Cross-Cultural Exchange
Shaping New Traditions: Unity and Diversity
Comparing Buddhist and Christian Women's Experiences
Aung San Suu Kyi: A Woman of Conscience in Burma
A Model for Laywomen in Buddhism: The Western Buddhist Order
Feminism, Lay Buddhism, and the Future of Buddhism
Epilogue
Bibliography
List of Contributors
Index
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