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Title Women's Buddhism, Buddhism's women : tradition, revision, renewal / edited by Ellison Banks Findly.
Imprint Boston : Wisdom Publications, [2000]

Subject Buddhist women.
Women in Buddhism.
Buddhist nuns.
Monasticism and religious orders for women -- Buddhism.
Alt Name Findly, Ellison Banks.
Description xii, 498 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 451-479) and index.
ISBN 0861711653 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC # 42935817
Table of Contents
IOrdination, Affiliation, and Relation to the Sangha 
  The Nuns at the Stupa: Inscriptional Evidence for the Lives and Activities of Early Buddhist Nuns in India / Nancy J. Barnes17
  Women In Between: Becoming Religious Persons in Thailand / Monica Lindberg Falk37
  Voramai Kabilsingh: The First Thai Bhikkhuni, and Chatsumarn Kabilsingh: Advocate for a Bhikkhuni Sangha in Thailand / Martine Batchelor58
  Buddhist Action: Lay Women and Thai Monks / H. Leedom Lefferts, Jr.63
  Western Buddhist Nuns: A New Phenomenon in an Ancient Tradition / Bhiksuni Thubten Chodron81
  Sakyadhita in Western Europe: A Personal Perspective / Rotraut Wurst97
  Novice Ordination for Nuns: The Rhetoric and Reality of Female Monasticism in Northwest India / Kim Gutschow103
  An Empowerment Ritual for Nuns in Contemporary Japan / Paula K. R. Arai119
IITeachers, Teaching, and Lineages 
  Women Teachers of Women: Early Nuns "Worthy of my Confidence" / Ellison Banks Findly133
  Achaan Ranjuan: A Thai Lay Woman as Master Teacher / Martine Batchelor156
  Patterns of Renunciation: The Changing World of Burmese Nuns / Hiroko Kawanami159
  An American Zen Teacher / Trudy Goodman172
  Teaching Lineages and Land: Renunciation and Domestication Among Buddhist Nuns in Sri Lanka / Nirmala S. Salgado175
  Transformation of a Housewife: Dipa Ma Barua and Her Teachings to Theravada Women / Amy Schmidt201
  My Dharma Teacher Died Too Soon / James Whitehill217
IIIPolitical and Social Change 
  Women Changing Tibet, Activism Changing Women / Serinity Young229
  The Women's Alliance: Catalyzing Change in Ladakh / Helena Norberg-Hodge243
  Sujata's Army: Dalit Buddhist Women and Self-Emancipation / Owen M. Lynch247
  Religious Leadership Among Maharashtrian Women / Eleanor Zelliot259
  Jamin Sunim: Prison Work for a Korean Nun, Myohi Sunim: A Korean Nun Teacher of Elderly Women, and Pomyong Sunim: Flower Arranging for the Korean Lay / Martine Batchelor275
  Women, War, and Peace in Sri Lanka / Tessa Bartholomeusz283
  Mae Chi Boonliang: A Thai Nun Runs a Charitable Foundation, and Mae Chi Sansenee: A Thai Nun as Patroness / Martine Batchelor297
  Diversity and Race: New Koans for American Buddhism / Janice D. Willis303
IVArt and Architecture 
  From Periphery to Center: Tibetan Women's Journey to Sacred Artistry / Melissa Kerin319
  Performing Mandalas: Buddhist Practice in Transition / Judy Dworin339
  Women, Art, and the Buddhist Spirit / Ann W. Norton357
  Space as Mind/Mandala Places: Joan Halifax, Tsultrim Allione, and Yvonne Rand / Sarah D. Buie373
VBody and Health 
  Sickness and Health: Becoming a Korean Buddhist Shaman / Hi-ah Park393
  Tokwang Sunim: A Korean Nun as Medical Practitioner / Martin Batchelor403
  How A Buddhist Decides Whether or Not to Have Children / Kate Lila Wheeler405
  Theanvy Kuoch: Buddhism and Mental Health Among Cambodian Refugees / Theanvy Kuoch425
  Women's Health in Tibetan Medicine and Tibet's "First" Female Doctor / Vincanne Adams, Dashima Dovchin433
 List of Contributors481

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