Buddhism Through American Women's Eyes / Edition 1

Buddhism Through American Women's Eyes / Edition 1

by Karma Lekshe Tsomo, Karma
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Buddhism Through American Women's Eyes / Edition 1

The Buddha's path to human transformation declares women and men equally capable of spiritual realization, yet throughout history most exemplars of this tradition have been men. Now, as Buddhism is transmitted to the West, women are playing a major role in its adaptation and development.

The Conversation presented here takes place among experienced practitioners from many Buddhist traditions who share their thoughts on the Buddhist outlook, its practical application in everyday life, and the challenges of practicing Buddhism in the Western world. Thirteen women contribute a wealth of thought-provoking material on topics such as Bringing Dharma into Relationships. Dealing with Stress, Buddhism and the Twelve Steps, The Monastic Experience, and Forging a Kind Heart in an Age of Alienation.

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ISBN-13: 9781559390477
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 01/28/1995
Edition description: 1st USA ed
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.52(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Appreciation 7

Openings 9

1 Forging a Kind Heart in an Age of Alienation Heidi Singh 15

2 Being Buddha Prabhasa Dharma 25

3 Reflections on Impermanence: Buddhist Practice in the Emergency Room Margaret Coberly 31

4 Mothering and Meditation Jacqueline Mandell 47

5 Everyday Dharma Michelle Levey 61

6 Bringing Dharma into Relationships Karuna Dharma 71

7 Dealing with Stress Ayya Khema 75

8 Abortion: A Respectful Meeting Ground Yvonne Rand 85

9 Buddhism and the Twelve Steps Rachel V. 91

10 Karma: Creative Responsibility Karma Lekshe Tsomo 97

11 The Bodhisattva Peace Training Tsering Everest 105

12 The Monastic Experience Karma Lekshe Tsomo Eko Susan Noble Furyu Schroeder Nora Kunli Shih Jacqueline Mandell 121

13 Eastern Traditions in Western Lands Eko Susan Noble 149

Continuing the Conversation 155

Notes 161

Glossary 165

Further Reading 171

About the Contributors 175

Index 177

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