By Karma Lekshe Tsomo
Eminent Buddhist Women unearths the exemplary legacy of Buddhist girls in the course of the centuries. regardless of the Buddha’s personal egalitarian values, Buddhism as a faith has been ruled through males for greater than thousand years. With few exceptions, the achievements of Buddhist girls have remained hidden or overlooked. The narratives during this e-book name into query the standards for “eminence” within the Buddhist culture and the way those standards are built and regulated. each one bankruptcy can pay a long-overdue tribute to 1 lady or a gaggle of ladies from around the Buddhist international, together with the West. utilizing quite a few resources, from orally transmitted legends to firsthand ethnographic learn, participants study the main matters ladies face of their perform of Buddhist ethics, contemplation, and social motion. What emerges are Buddhist ideas that go beyond gender: loving kindness, compassion, knowledge, non secular attainment, and liberation.
“In her bankruptcy ‘What Is a suitable position Model?’ Rita Gross describes the necessity for extra tales approximately Buddhist girls, relatively these whose feats should not so fabled as to appear out of succeed in for modern practitioners. This quantity advances that target, mapping the trails of diverse, frequently lesser-known ladies who've committed their lives to Buddhism and encouraged their communities.” — Buddhadharma
“Educational and inspirational, this crucial assortment will entice students and practitioners alike.” — Hsiao-Lan Hu, writer of This-Worldly Nibbāna: A Buddhist-Feminist Social Ethic for Peacemaking within the worldwide Community
Karma Lekshe Tsomo is Professor of Theology and non secular reports on the college of San Diego. Her books contain Into the Jaws of Yama, Lord of loss of life: Buddhism, Bioethics, and Death; Buddhist ladies and Social Justice: beliefs, demanding situations, and Achievements; Buddhist ladies throughout Cultures: Realizations; and Sisters in Solitude: Traditions of Buddhist Monastic Ethics for Women, all released by means of SUNY Press.
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