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Stars at dawn : forgotten stories of women in the Buddha's life

Author: Wendy Garling
Publisher: Boulder : Shambhala, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In this retelling of the ancient legends of the women in the Buddha's intimate circle, lesser-known stories from Sanskrit and Pali sources are for the first time woven into an illuminating, coherent narrative. Interspersed with original insights, fresh interpretations, and bold challenges to the status quo, these stories invite us to open our minds to a new understanding of women's roles in the Buddha's life and in  Read more...
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Named Person: Gautama Buddha; Gautama Buddha.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Garling
ISBN: 9781611802658 1611802652
OCLC Number: 922909346
Description: xii, 316 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Maya, mother of the Buddha --
Mahaprajapati, goddesses, and growing up in the harem --
Yashodhara, Mrigi Gautami, and the harem wives --
The great departure: a family affair --
En route to the Bodhi tree --
Return to Kapilavastu --
Women during the Buddha's ministry.
Responsibility: Wendy Garling.

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"In this retelling of the ancient legends of the women in the Buddha's intimate circle, lesser-known stories from Sanskrit and Pali sources are for the first time woven into an illuminating, coherent narrative. Interspersed with original insights, fresh interpretations, and bold challenges to the status quo, these stories invite us to open our minds to a new understanding of women's roles in the Buddha's life and in early Buddhism."--Jacket.

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