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Author Boucher, Sandy.
Title Turning the wheel : American women creating the New Buddhism / Sandy Boucher ; with photographs by the author.
Imprint Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, 1993.
Edition Updated and expanded edition.

Subject Women -- Religious life -- United States.
Buddhism -- Social aspects -- United States.
Description xvii, 387 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Edition Updated and expanded edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [367]-372) and in dex.
ISBN 0807073059
OCLC # 27684169
Table of Contents
 Preface to the 1993 Edition 
1Brave Beginnings1
  My Part in This5
  Basic Buddhism15
2Strong Voices for Change28
  Joy of the Dharma / Jan Willis30
  On the Move / Jacqueline Mandell38
  Kahawai Journal of Women and Zen / Deborah Hopkinson43
  Spiritual Rebel / Susan Murcott45
  Daughter of Kali / Rita Gross52
  Pioneer Scholar / Diana Paul59
  Organizing, Innovating / Judith Simmer-Brown63
  Woman's Path / Tsultrim Allione69
  She Who Questions / Karen Gray76
3Nuns, Monks, and "Nunks"87
  Lotus Torch of Dharma / Pema Chodron93
  Unlikely Traveler / Shinma Dhammadinna, Rina Sircar99
  The Nuns Island / Ayya Khema, Treelight Green108
  Women's Dharma Monastery / Martha Dharmapali114
  Zen Monasticism for Women122
   On the Feeling Side / Barbara Horn 
   Women's Unique Practice / Teijo Roberta Munnich 
  Shasta Abbey / Jiyu Kennett133
4Lighting the Way: Women Teachers and Women-Led Centers and Retreats148
  Two Who Challenge / Yvonne Rand, Annick Mahieu [Sunanda]151
  To Shine Like a Star / Gesshin Prabhasa Dharma Roshi161
  Touching the Earth / Dhyani Ywahoo165
  Women Practicing Together / Women's Sangha174
  A Lion in the Desert / Ruth Denison177
  Zen Foremothers / Nancy Wilson Ross, Elsie Mitchell184
  Mind-Heart to Mind-Heart / Maurine Myoon Stuart Roshi194
  Three Views of Maurine Stuart / Sheila La Farge, Rhonda Postrel, Deborah Polikoff202
5Conspiracy of Silence: The Problem of the Male Teacher210
  Unmerging, Becoming Oneself / Jan Chozen Bays214
  Seven Stressful Years / Denah Joseph220
  Secrets / Sonia Alexander, Loie Rosenkrantz225
  Defining the Context / Carla Brennan235
  Comments on an Unconventional Teacher, by His Students / Boulder women240
  A Mirror of the Family / Yvonne Rand, Barbara Horn, Meredith Cleaves, Lane Olson245
6Bridges: The Link Between Buddhist Practice and Political Activism259
  Engaged Buddhism - The Unity of Mind and World / Ruth Klein, Catherine Parker, Jenny Hoang263
  Despair and Empowerment Work - Connecting with the Great Net of Being / Joanna Rogers Macy271
  Building for Peace - The Peace Pagoda / Paula Green, Lisa Groves, Jun Yasuda, Terri Nash, Clare Carter276
  Green Politics and Beyond / Charlene Spretnak284
  Buddhists Concerned for Animals / Bonnie Del Raye288
  Intimate Enemies - Sexual Abuse294
   Rape / Alice Ray-Keil, Judith Ragir 
   Childhood Sexual Abuse / Brenda, Michele McDonald 
  Class and Race / Jo Palumbo, Tina Turner, Dianne Douglas, Fay Christian, Dayna Lea306
7Living Together: The Integration of Buddhist Practice with Family Life, Job, and Community326
  Mothers / Jan Chozen Bays, Dahlia Kamesar, Laura Kwong, Sylvia Kincaid328
8Strengthening the Net337
  Coming Together338
  Looking Back and Looking Forward340
  Those Who Take the Lead341
  Protecting the Earth344
  Opening to Our Sisters across the Globe348
  Painful Lessons351
  Growing Up357