Women Practicing Buddhism American Experiences

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Author- Gregory Peter N., Mrozik Susanne

About author-Peter N. Gregory is the Jill Kerr Conway professor of religion and East Asian studies at Smith College. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. Susanne Mrozik earned her PhD at Harvard University and is an associate professor of religion at Mount Holyoke College in western Massachussets. A specialist on gender and Buddhism, she is the author of Virtuous Bodies: The Physical Dimensions of Morality in Buddhist Ethics (2007). 


Individually and collectively, today's female practitioners are changing the face of Buddhism today, as surely as Buddhist practice is transforming each one of their lives. In Women Practicing Buddhism, you'll meet a diverse sampling of contemporary Buddhist women, from those who are crucial to the community's organizational fabric to others who infuse their art and activism with the Dharma. Contributors include: 
Author and social activist bell hooks Composer, singer, filmmaker, choreographer, and director Meredith Monk American-born Tibetan Buddhist nun Karma Lekshe Tsomo former Tricycle editor Helen Tworkov Jane Hirshfield, prize-winning poet, translator, and essayist Pat Enkyo O'Hara, abbot of NYC's Village Zendo and many more. 
Women Practicing Buddhism is a kind of mosaic portrait of the Buddhist women's movement, revealing some of the many ways that the Dharma returns the embrace of those women who are coming to it and making it their own. 

  • Format Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions 147.32 x 223.52 x 20.32mm | 340.19g
  • Publication date 31 Jan 2008
  • Publisher  Wisdom Publications
  • Language English
  • ISBN10 086171539X
  • ISBN13 9780861715398