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  1. 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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  2. 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 preface and introduction… Read More

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  3. 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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  4. Being Bodies

    Being Bodies

    Buddhist Women on the Paradox of Embodiment

    • by
    • Lenore Friedman,
    • Susan Moon
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  5. 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 in… Read More

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  6. Princess in the Land of Snows

    Princess in the Land of Snows

    The Life of Jamyang Sakya in Tibet

    • by
    • Jamyang Sakya,
    • Julie Emery
    This is the story of a determined woman who overcame great obstacles in order to achieve religious freedom. Born in eastern Tibet, Jamyang Sakya married into the powerful Sakya family, spiritual advisers of Kublai Khan and for years rulers of much of Central Asia. Her engaging personal story evokes a rich vision of Tibet's traditional culture, customs, and religious practices. Jamyang Sakya tells of being the only girls in… Read More

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  7. Feminine Ground

    Feminine Ground

    Essays on Women and Tibet

    • edited by
    • Janice D. Willis
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  8. Alexandra David-Neel

    Alexandra David-Neel

    Portrait of an Adventurer

    • by
    • Ruth Middleton
    This unique biography explores the inner journey of a woman whose outer life was a thrilling story of passion and adventure. Alexandra David-Neel (1868–1969), born in Paris to a socially prominent family, once boasted, "I learned to run before I could walk!" In the course of a lifetime of more than one hundred years, she was an acclaimed operatic soprano, a political anarchist, a religious reformer, an intrepid explorer who… Read More

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