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In Search Of Buddha S Daughters

Author : Christine Toomey
ISBN : 9781615191949
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A 60,000-mile odyssey in search of Buddhist nuns—hailed as “inspiring and necessary” (Kirkus), “ambitious” (Tricycle), and “compelling” (Financial Times) They come to the monastic Buddhist life from every faith and career: a policewoman, a princess, a Bollywood star, a violinist. Out of the public eye, despite hardship and even persecution, they vow to seek enlightenment in a world full of noise. Who are these women? What motivates them, and what stands in their way? Award-winning journalist Christine Toomey investigates. From Nepal to California, she encounters unforgettable nuns who reveal the blessings—and perils—of carrying a 2,500-year tradition into the twenty-first century. Often denied equal status with monks, they are nonetheless devoted—to their faith, and to change.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Buddha S Daughters

Author : Andrea Miller
ISBN : 9780834829657
Genre : Religion
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Buddhism began to take root in the West at just the same time that women’s voices were arising to find expression here—after millennia of being relegated to the background. If that was a coincidence, it was an auspicious one, for the women who emerged as Buddhist teachers have been among the most articulate of Dharma-communicators—and they remain an indelible feature of Western Buddhism as the practice matures here. The remarkable range of their teaching is showcased in this anthology. The pieces featured touch on the topics that are at the heart of our lives—relationships, uncertainty, love, parenting, food, stress, mortality, living fully, and social responsibility. These approachable, engaging teachings illuminate Buddhist concepts and practices, such as meditation, tonglen, lovingkindness, cultivating gratitude, and deep relaxation. The book contains wisdom from such well-known and respected contemporary Buddhist teachers as Pema Chödrön, Ayya Khema, Sharon Salzberg, Toni Packer, Maurine Stuart, Karen Maezen Miller, Khandro Rinpoche, Jan Chozen Bays, Sister Chan Khong, Sylvia Boorstein, Pat Enkyo O’Hara, Darlene Cohen, Joanna Macy, Bonnie Myotai Treace, Tsultrim Allione, Tenzin Palmo, Tara Brach, Joan Sutherland, Carolyn Rose Gimian, Joan Halifax, Charlotte Joko Beck, and many others.
Category: Religion

In Search Of The Christian Buddha How An Asian Sage Became A Medieval Saint

Author : Donald S. Lopez
ISBN : 9780393244212
Genre : Religion
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The fascinating account of how the story of the Buddha was transformed into the legend of a Christian saint. The story of Saint Josaphat, a prince who gave up his wealth and kingdom to follow Jesus, was one of the most popular Christian tales of the Middle Ages, translated into a dozen languages, and cited by Shakespeare in The Merchant of Venice. Yet Josaphat is only remembered today because of the similarities of his life to that of the Buddha. In Search of the Christian Buddha is set against the backdrop of the trade along the Silk Road, the Christian settlement of Palestine, the spread of Islam, and the Crusades. It traces the path of the Buddha’s tale from India and shows how it evolved, adopting details from each culture during its sojourn. These early instances of globalization allowed not only goods but also knowledge to flow between different cultures and around much of the world. Eminent scholars Donald S. Lopez Jr. and Peggy McCracken reveal how religions born thousands of miles apart shared ideas throughout the centuries. They uncover surprising convergences and divergences between these faiths on subjects including the meaning of death, the problem of desire, and their view of women. Demonstrating the incredible power of this tale, they ask not how stories circulate among religions but how religions circulate among stories.
Category: Religion

Buddha And Early Buddhism

Author : Arthur Lillie
ISBN : NYPL:33433081913851
Genre : Buddha (The concept).
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The Middle Way

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ISBN : UCLA:L0106159437
Genre : Buddhism
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The Lost Daughters Of China

Author : Karin Evans
ISBN : 1585421170
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The memoir of an American mother of an adopted Chinese baby girl is a cultural history of the events that led to the controversial 1980 one-child policy in China and the subsequent generation-long abandonment of Chinese daughters to American families. Reprint.
Category: Family & Relationships

In Search Of The Dharma

Author : Zhenhua
ISBN : UOM:39015053385962
Genre : Buddhist priests
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Picture Showmen

Author : Jyotindra Jain
ISBN : IND:30000076386824
Genre : Art
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A Comprehensive Historical Survey Of The Manifold Tradition Of Pictorial Narration In India From Ancient Times To The Present Day. Discuss-The Early Buddhist Narrative Technique And Aspects Of Narrative In Indian Miniatures, Narrative Folk Forms From Andhra Pradesh, Bengal, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan And The Deccan. The Work Of Gulan Mohammed Sheikh. Includes Insights Into The Lives Of Traditional Performing Families. Lavishly Illustrated.
Category: Art

Gautama Buddha

Author : Iqbal Singh
ISBN : STANFORD:36105010476385
Genre : Buddhism
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For the past two thousand years and more the figure of Gautama, the Buddha has attracted hagiographers and legend-makers whose output has for the most part left readers with a sense of dissatisfaction and frustration. On the other hand, there has been a flood of arcane scholarship on particular aspects of the Buddha's life, times, and teaching which has left the discriminating general reader unmoved. For him this biography, based on very extensive reading and written with rare elegance, delicacy, and verve will serve as an exhilarating breath of fresh air. Rather than treating Gautama as an isolated and prodigious phenomenon, the author views his life in the context of the important, eventful, and colourful age in which he lived. Part I 'The World of the Buddha' thus opens with a vivid account in a rich, descriptive, speculative vein of that wider world, of Greece, Persia, the Levant, China, Mongolia, Mesopotamia, Assyria; of Memphis, Sidon, Nineveh, Babylon. Part II 'Biographical' is the kernel of the book and occupies the greater part of it, progressing from Maya's Dream to the Buddha's death and beyond. Here we have a sensitive and deeply felt interpretation of the Buddha's life with the aim, as the author delicately expresses it, of a shift in 'emphasis from origins to attitudes - and from attitudes to those subtle processes of 'feeling and apprehension' to 'offer an interpretation of the Buddhist legend compatible with common sense'. Part III offers an elegant interpretation of 'The Word of the Buddha', Part IV 'And the Word Was Made Flesh' discusses Buddhist art and iconography, Part V 'The Buddha in a Changing World' examines what subsequent generations made of the Buddha'slegacy. This edition has a new chapter that evaluates subsequent research and writing on the Buddha's life and times, and major developments in the Buddhist world.
Category: Buddhism

Hindus And Buddhist

Author : Sister Nivedita
ISBN : STANFORD:36105046852435
Genre : Buddha (The concept)
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The Buddha S Path To Follow

Author : Boralandē Subōdhā (Meheṇi.)
ISBN : UVA:X030367197
Genre : Buddhism
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