Explores the exemplary legacy of Buddhist ladies around the centuries and around the Buddhist world.

Eminent Buddhist Women finds the exemplary legacy of Buddhist girls in the course of the centuries. regardless of the Buddha’s personal egalitarian values, Buddhism as a faith has been ruled via males for greater than thousand years. With few exceptions, the achievements of Buddhist girls have remained hidden or missed. The narratives during this ebook name into query the factors for “eminence” in the Buddhist culture and the way those standards are built and regulated. each one bankruptcy can pay a long-overdue tribute to at least one girl or a gaggle of girls from around the Buddhist international, together with the West. utilizing various assets, from orally transmitted legends to firsthand ethnographic examine, members study the most important matters ladies face of their perform of Buddhist ethics, contemplation, and social motion. What emerges are Buddhist rules that go beyond gender: loving kindness, compassion, knowledge, religious attainment, and liberation.

“In her bankruptcy ‘What Is a correct position Model?’ Rita Gross describes the necessity for extra tales approximately Buddhist girls, fairly these whose feats usually are not so fabled as to appear out of succeed in for modern practitioners. This quantity advances that aim, mapping the trails of various, frequently lesser-known ladies who've devoted their lives to Buddhism and encouraged their communities.” — Buddhadharma

“Educational and inspirational, this significant assortment will entice students and practitioners alike.” — Hsiao-Lan Hu, writer of This-Worldly Nibbāna: A Buddhist-Feminist Social Ethic for Peacemaking within the international Community

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