Women's Buddhism, Buddhism's Women Tradition, Revision, Renewal

ISBN-10: 0861711653

ISBN-13: 9780861711659

Edition: 2000

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
Publication date: 6/15/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Introductionp. 1
Ordination, Affiliation, and Relation to the Sangha
The Nuns at the Stupa: Inscriptional Evidence for the Lives and Activities of Early Buddhist Nuns in Indiap. 17
Women In Between: Becoming Religious Persons in Thailandp. 37
Voramai Kabilsingh: The First Thai Bhikkhuni, and Chatsumarn Kabilsingh: Advocate for a Bhikkhuni Sangha in Thailandp. 58
Buddhist Action: Lay Women and Thai Monksp. 63
Western Buddhist Nuns: A New Phenomenon in an Ancient Traditionp. 81
Sakyadhita in Western Europe: A Personal Perspectivep. 97
Novice Ordination for Nuns: The Rhetoric and Reality of Female Monasticism in Northwest Indiap. 103
An Empowerment Ritual for Nuns in Contemporary Japanp. 119
Teachers, Teaching, and Lineages
Women Teachers of Women: Early Nuns "Worthy of my Confidence"p. 133
Achaan Ranjuan: A Thai Lay Woman as Master Teacherp. 156
Patterns of Renunciation: The Changing World of Burmese Nunsp. 159
An American Zen Teacherp. 172
Teaching Lineages and Land: Renunciation and Domestication Among Buddhist Nuns in Sri Lankap. 175
Transformation of a Housewife: Dipa Ma Barua and Her Teachings to Theravada Womenp. 201
My Dharma Teacher Died Too Soonp. 217
Political and Social Change
Women Changing Tibet, Activism Changing Womenp. 229
The Women's Alliance: Catalyzing Change in Ladakhp. 243
Sujata's Army: Dalit Buddhist Women and Self-Emancipationp. 247
Religious Leadership Among Maharashtrian Womenp. 259
Jamin Sunim: Prison Work for a Korean Nun, Myohi Sunim: A Korean Nun Teacher of Elderly Women, and Pomyong Sunim: Flower Arranging for the Korean Layp. 275
Women, War, and Peace in Sri Lankap. 283
Mae Chi Boonliang: A Thai Nun Runs a Charitable Foundation, and Mae Chi Sansenee: A Thai Nun as Patronessp. 297
Diversity and Race: New Koans for American Buddhismp. 303
Art and Architecture
From Periphery to Center: Tibetan Women's Journey to Sacred Artistryp. 319
Performing Mandalas: Buddhist Practice in Transitionp. 339
Women, Art, and the Buddhist Spiritp. 357
Space as Mind/Mandala Places: Joan Halifax, Tsultrim Allione, and Yvonne Randp. 373
Body and Health
Sickness and Health: Becoming a Korean Buddhist Shamanp. 393
Tokwang Sunim: A Korean Nun as Medical Practitionerp. 403
How A Buddhist Decides Whether or Not to Have Childrenp. 405
Theanvy Kuoch: Buddhism and Mental Health Among Cambodian Refugeesp. 425
Women's Health in Tibetan Medicine and Tibet's "First" Female Doctorp. 433
Bibliographyp. 451
List of Contributorsp. 481
Indexp. 487
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