In Search of Buddha's Daughters: A Modern Journey Down Ancient Roads

In Search of Buddha's Daughters: A Modern Journey Down Ancient Roads

by Christine Toomey


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781615193264
Publisher: Experiment, The
Publication date: 03/22/2016
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 818,540
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Christine Toomey is an award-winning journalist and author who has reported from over 60 countries worldwide. Speaking five languages, she has covered foreign affairs for the Sunday Times for more than 20 years, and her journalism has been syndicated globally. Previously based as a correspondent in Mexico City, Paris, Berlin, and elsewhere, she has twice won Amnesty International Awards for Magazine Story of the Year. She divides her time between London and a small medieval town in the Apennines of central Italy.

Table of Contents

Illustrations ix

Map x

Preface: Crossroads 1


Part I Nepal

1 Kung Fu Nuns 19

2 To Kathmandu 49

3 Birthplace 59

Part II India

4 Burning for Justice 69

5 Entering the Debate 83

6 Out of Silence 99

Part III Burma

7 Golden Spires 117

8 Peace and Persecution 137

Part IV Japan

9 Mirror Zen 159

10 Stillness 177


Part V North America

11 Route 101 205

12 East of the Cascades 231

Part VI Britain

13 Changing Gear 245

14 "We are Pioneers!" 267

15 "Zen is not a Spectator Sport" 283

Part VII France

16 Quiet Revolutions 293

17 Changing Times 317

Part VIII Beyond Bounds

18 Inside 327

19 Full Circle 341

20 The Desert 355

Acknowledgments 365

Further Reading 369

About the Author 371

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