women’s buddhism, buddhism’s women

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“This impressive collection of essays is testament to the significant and decisive role that women hold in Buddhist culture.”—The Beacon

WOMEN’S BUDDHISM, BUDDHISM’S WOMEN

Tradition, Revision, Renewal

Ellison Banks Findly

Throughout Buddhism’s history, women have been hindered in their efforts to actualize the fullness of their spiritual lives; they face more obstacles to reaching full ordination, have fewer opportunities to cultivate advanced practice, and receive diminished recognition for their spiritual accomplishments.

Here, a diverse array of scholars, activists, and practitioners explore how women have always managed to sustain a vital place for themselves within the tradition and continue to bring about change in the forms, practices, and institutions of Buddhism. In essays ranging from the scholarly to the personal, Women’s Buddhism, Buddhism’s Women describes how women have significantly shaped Buddhism to meet their own needs and the demands of contemporary life.

book information
  • Paperback
  • 512 pages, 6.50 x 9.25 inches
  • $24.95
  • ISBN 9780861711659
about the author
Women’s Buddhism, Buddhism’s Women

Ellison Banks Findly is Professor of Religion and Asian Studies at Trinity College. She is the author and editor of several works including Nur Jahan: Empress of Mughal India and Women and Religion and Social Change. She lives in Wethersfield, Connecticut.

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