Six Western women scholars and practitioners explore issues of women and the feminine in Tibet. These critical and provocative essays discuss female role models, the nun's life, and gender and role identity as these manifested in Tibet. Contributors include Jan Willis, Rita Gross, Janet Gyatso, Miranda Shaw, Barbara Aziz, and Karma Lekshe Tsomo.
"Brings to the fore in one volume the voices of the major Western women scholars of Tibetan Buddhism. . . . An outstanding resource for the student of women and Buddhism." —Pacific World