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  1. Lady of the Lotus-Born

    Lady of the Lotus-Born

    The Life and Enlightenment of Yeshe Tsogyal

    • by
    • Gyalwa Changchub,
    • Namkhai Nyingpo
    The first Tibetan to attain complete enlightenment was in all probability the woman Yeshe Tsogyal, the closest disciple of Padmasambhava, the master who brought Buddhism to Tibet in the eighth century. This classical text is not only a biography but also an inspiring example of how the Buddha's teaching can be put into practice. Lady of the Lotus-Born interweaves profound Buddhist teachings with a colorful narrative that includes… Read More

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  2. Choosing Simplicity

    Choosing Simplicity

    A Commentary on the Bhikshuni Pratimoksha

    • by
    • Venerable Bhikshuni Master Wu Yin
    • edited by
    • Thubten Chodron
    Choosing Simplicity discusses the precepts and lifestyle of fully ordained nuns within the Buddhist tradition. The ordination vows act as guidelines to promote harmony both within the individual and within the community by regulating and thereby simplifying one's relationships to other sangha members and laypeople, as well as to the needs of daily life. Observing these precepts and practicing the Buddhadharma brings incredible benefit to oneself and others. Since… Read More

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  3. Women of Wisdom

    Women of Wisdom

    • by
    • Tsultrim Allione
    Women of Wisdom explores and celebrates the spiritual potential of all women, as exemplified by the lives of six Tibetan female mystics. These stories of great women who have achieved full illumination, overcoming cultural prejudices and a host of other problems which male practitioners do not encounter, offer a wealth of inspiration to everyone on the spiritual path. In this revised and expanded edition, Tsultrim Allione's extensive autobiographical… Read More

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  4. Meetings with Remarkable Women

    Meetings with Remarkable Women

    Buddhist Teachers in America

    • by
    • Lenore Friedman
    This book celebrates the flowering of women in American Buddhism. Lenore Friedman set out to explore this phenomenon by interviewing some of the remarkable women who were teaching Buddhism in the United States. The seventeen women she writes about vary in background, personality, and form of teaching. Together the represent the growing presence and influence of women teachers in America—a development that will surely affect Buddhism in the West for… Read More

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  5. Heaven's Face Thinly Veiled

    Heaven's Face Thinly Veiled

    A Book of Spiritual Writing by Women

    • edited by
    • Sarah Anderson
    Women—religious and secular, medieval and modern—have always demonstrated their own unique approach to matters of the spirit. Limited in their public roles throughout much of history, women have been compelled to turn inward, developing rich interior lives in uniquely feminine ways. This anthology brings together women's writing from classic religious literature—Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim, and Hindu—as well as many passages of fiction and poetry that are truly undiscovered treasures… Read More

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  6. Being Bodies

    Being Bodies

    Buddhist Women on the Paradox of Embodiment

    • by
    • Lenore Friedman,
    • Susan Moon
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  7. Dancing in the Flames

    Dancing in the Flames

    The Dark Goddess in the Transformation of Consciousness

    • by
    • Elinor Dickson,
    • Marion Woodman
    Dark, earthy, and immensely powerful, the Black Goddess has been a key force in world history, manifesting in images as diverse as the Indian goddess Kali and the Black Madonnas of medieval Europe. She embodies the energy of chaos and creativity, creation and destruction, death and rebirth. Images of Her, however, have been conspicuously missing in the Western world for centuries—until now, when awareness of the Goddess is re-arising in… Read More

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  8. Knowing Woman

    Knowing Woman

    A Feminine Psychology

    • by
    • Irene Claremont de Castillejo
    In this classic work, a noted Jungian analyst explores the division of the human psyche into masculine and feminine. Characteristic of feminine consciousness, she writes, is diffuse awareness, which recognizes the unity of all life and promotes acceptance and relationship. The masculine attitude is one of focused consciousness, the capacity to formulate ideas and to change, invent, and create. Concerned with the experience of women in a culture dominated by… Read More

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  9. Visions and Longings

    Visions and Longings

    Medieval Women Mystics

    • by
    • Monica Furlong
    The women mystics of medieval Europe represent the very first feminine voices heard in a world where women were nearly silent. As such, they are striking and unusual, strange, powerful and urgent. Monica Furlong uses key selections from among these women's own writings and writings about them by their contemporaries, along with her own assessment of them, to open up their contributions to a wide popular audience. The eleven women… Read More

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  10. Buddhism through American Women's Eyes

    Buddhism through American Women's Eyes

    • by
    • Karma Lekshe Tsomo
    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… Read More

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