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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 manyThe 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 everyday life, and the challenges of practicing Buddhism in the Western world. Thirteen women contribute a wealth of thought-provoking material on topics such as bringing Dharma into relationships, dealing with stress, Buddhism and the Twelve Steps, mothering and meditation, the monastic experience, and forging a kind heart in an age of alienation....

Title : Buddhism Through American Women's Eyes
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ISBN : 9781559390477
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 184 Pages
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Buddhism Through American Women's Eyes Reviews

  • Ben Tipper
    2019-06-17 04:00

    I stumbled upon some really eccentric reads at the volunteer house. This one’s a collection of essays, usually personal ones, dictating various experiences these American Women have with Buddhism. Not a difficult read at all, and it was the first exclusively Buddhist book I’ve read so I gained some knowledge from that too. Probably wouldn’t be the first book I’d recommend for a spiritual reading, but it basically is what the title says. If that sounds appealing to you, go for it.

  • Tracy
    2019-06-27 07:55

    Despite its title, it's not only for women, Buddhists, or Americans. It's a collection of stories written by American Buddhist women, but even the stories about mothering and childrearing could still be quite applicable for fathers, neighbors, communities in general, etc. Many of the stories gave me chills at times, from reading of people's encounters with the death of loved ones, unimaginable stories from the emergency room, and touching ways people have worked their Buddhist practice into their daily [American] lives (but never proselytizing, of course). A very interesting story about abortion, and another about a woman's life with and after alcoholism. Very touching stories, and well-written too. :)

  • Bsordini
    2019-06-02 02:50

    The pursuit of happiness takes on many forms. If you don't go within, you go without.

  • Judy
    2019-05-31 03:45

    Various essays by ...American women. It falls within the broad range of various Buddhist practices... One of my fave's was about abortion. See for yourself.