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Ellison Banks Findly
|Description:||xii, 498 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||1. Ordination, affiliation, and relation to the sangha. The nuns at the stūpa : inscriptional evidence for the lives and activities of early Buddhist nuns in India / by Nancy J. Barnes --
Women in between : becoming religious persons in Thailand / by Monica Lindberg Falk --
Voramai Kabilsingh : the first Thai bhikkhunī, and Chatsumarn Kabilsingh : advocate for a bhikkhunī sangha in Thailand / by Martine Batchelor --
Buddhist action : lay women and Thai monks / by H. Leedom Lefferts, Jr. --
Western Buddhist nuns : a new phenomenon in an ancient tradition / by Bhiḳsuṇī Thubten Chodron --Sakyadhītā in Western Europe : a personal perspective / by Rotraut Wurst --
Novice ordination for nuns : the rhetoric and reality of female monasticism in northwest India / by Kim Gutschow --
An empowerment ritual for nuns in contemporary Japan / by Paula K.R. Arai. 2. Teachers, teaching, and lineages. Women teachers of women : early nuns "worthy of my confidence" / by Ellison Banks Findly --
Achaan Ranjuan : a Thai lay woman as master teacher / by Martine Batchelor --
Patterns of renunciation : the changing world of Burmese nuns / by Hiroko Kawanami --
An American Zen teacher / by Trudy Goodman --
Teaching lineages and land : renunciation and domestication among Buddhist nuns in Sri Lanka / by Nirmala S. Salgado --
Transformation of a housewife : Dipa Ma Barua and her teachings to Theravāda women / by Amy Schmidt --
My dharma teacher died too soon / by James Whitehill. 3. Political and social change. Women changing Tibet, activism changing women / by Serinity Young --
The Women's Alliance : catalyzing change in Ladakh / by Helena Norberg-Hodge --
Sujātā's army : Dalit Buddhist women and self-emancipation / by Owen M. Lynch --
Religious leadership among Maharashtrian women / by Eleanor Zelliot --
Jamin Sunim : prison work for a Korean nun, Myohi Sunim : a Korean nun teacher of elderly women, and Pomyong Sunim : flower arranging for the Korean lay / by Martine Batchelor --
Women, war, and peace in Sri Lanka / by Tessa Batholomeusz --
Mae Chi Boonliang : a Thai nun runs a charitable foundation, and Mae Chi Sansenee : a Thai nun as patroness / by Martine Batchelor --
Diversity and race : new koans for American Buddhism / by Janice D. Willis. 4. Art and architecture. From periphery to center : Tibetan women's journey to sacred artistry / by Melissa Kerin --
Performing maṇḍalas : Buddhist practice in transition / by Judy Dworin --
Women, art, and the Buddhist spirit / by Ann W. Norton --
Space as mind/maṇḍala places : Joan Halifax, Tsultrim Allione, and Yvonne Rand / by Sarah D. Buie. 5. Body and health. Sickness and health : becoming a Korean Buddhist shaman / by Hi-ah Park --
Tokwang Sunim : a Korean nun as medical practitioner / by Martine Batchelor --
How a Buddhist decides whether or not to have children / by Kate Lila Wheeler --
Theanvy Kuoch : Buddhism and mental health among Cambodian refugees / by Theany Kuoch --
Women's health in Tibetan medicine and Tibet's "first" female doctor / by Vincanne Adams and Dashima Dovchin.
|Responsibility:||edited by Ellison Banks Findly.|
- Buddhist women.
- Women in Buddhism.
- Buddhist nuns.
- Buddhist monasticism and religious orders for women.