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Women In Buddhism

Women of Wisdom, Tsultrim Allione

A treasure trove of edifying and inspiring stories. Tsultrim Allione offers the biographies of six female mystics from Tibet as stunning examples of the challenges and accomplishments of Buddhist women.
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Sky Dancer: The Secret Life and Songs of the Lady Yeshe Tsogyal, trans. Keith Dowman

A translation of the sacred biography of Yeshe Tsogyal (eighth century), the premier disciple and consort of Padmasambhava. She was a mystic, teacher and lineage-holder in her own right, and perhaps the first Tibetan to attain enlightenment.
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The Journey of One Buddhist Nun, Sid Brown

The story of the spiritual quest of a Thai Buddhist nun. Sid Brown conveys the numerous challenges facing a village girl newly arrived in Bangkok in gaining access to Buddhist teachings and opportunities to pursue meditation.
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Women's Buddhism; Buddhism's Women, ed. Ellison Findley Banks

A collection of essays on women and social change in Buddhism today. Essays address the ways that Buddhist women's roles as nuns, practitioners, and teachers are being revived, renewed and adapted around the world.
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Meeting the Great Bliss Queen, Anne Klein

An attempt to bridge the gap between Buddhists and feminists. Klein explores visualizing the Great Bliss Queen (Yeshe Tsogyal) in meditation as a tool for practitioners seeking connectedness and empowerment of their unconditioned selves.
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Dakinis' Warm Breath, Judith Simmer-Brown

A comprehensive study on the dakini. With a scholar's precision and a practitioner's care, Judith Simmer-Brown explains this embodiment of wisdom in female form and more broadly the feminine principle in Tibetan Buddhism.
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Cave in the Snow, Vicki Mackenzie

This is the story of Ani Tenzin Palmo, one of the earliest Western women to undertake ordination as a Tibetan Buddhist nun. She is renowned for having spent eleven years in a cave in the Himalayas and today.
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Buddhism After Patriarchy, Rita Gross

A feminist analysis of the primary concepts found in Buddhism. Rita Gross demonstrates through passionate scholarship that, in essence, the teachings of Buddhism provide a way to go beyond the prison of gender conceptions.
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Children's Books

Meditation for Kids, by Laurie Fisher Huck

A guide to meditation for a range of ages. Laurie
Fisher Huck describes meditation practice in simple
language with warmth, humor and lively illustrations.
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Prince Siddartha, Jonathan Landaw

A gorgeously illustrated account of the life of Prince Siddartha, the historical Buddha, from his wondrous birth to his enlightenment and teaching.
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I Was Once a Monkey: Stories Buddha Told, Jeanne Lee

A creative offering of some of the ancient Jataka tales. These are stories of the Buddha acting for the benefit of others during his many previous lifetimes. Each tale begins, "I was once a..."
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The Mountains of Tibet, Mordicia Gerstein

The tale of an old man who, after he dies, gets to choose where and how he will live again. Filled with beautiful illustrations and a redemptive sense of home.
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Pigs Over Shambhala, Kerry Maclean

An ABC book perfect for children learning about the ins and outs of Shambhala culture.
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