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Author Karma Lekshe Tsomo, 1944-
Title Buddhist women across cultures : realizations / edited by Karma Lekshe Tsomo.
Imprint Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, [1999]

Author Karma Lekshe Tsomo, 1944-
Series SUNY series, feminist philosophy
SUNY series, feminist philosophy.
Subject Women in Buddhism.
Women -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism.
Buddhist women.
Feminism -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism.
Description viii, 326 pages ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-306) and index.
Contents Mahāprajāpatī's legacy : the Buddhist women's movement : an introduction / Karma Lekshe Tsomo -- The female in Buddhism / Elizabeth J. Harris -- Buddhist women in India and precolonial Sri Lanka / Lorna Dewaraja -- Restoring the order of nuns to the Theravādin tradition / Senarat Wijayasundara -- The red cord untied : Buddhist nuns in eighteenth-century China / Beata Grant -- Japanese Buddhist nuns : innovators for the sake of tradition / Paula K.R. Arai -- Can women achieve enlightenment? : A critique of sexual transformation for enlightenment / Hae-ju Sunim (Ho-Ryeon Jeon) -- Tibetan Buddhist women practitioners, past and present : a garland to delight those wishing inspiration / Janice D. Willis -- Pregnancy and childbirth in Tibetan culture / Sarah Pinto -- Change in consciousness : women's religious identity in Himalayan Buddhist cultures / Karma Lekshe Tsomo -- Conception and the entry of consciousness : when does a life begin? / Cait Collins -- East, West, women, and self / Anne C. Klein -- Appropriate treasure? : Reflections on women, Buddhism, and cross-cultural exchange / Sara Shneiderman -- Comparing Buddhist and Christian women's experiences / Karma Lekshe Tsomo -- Aung San Suu Kyi : a woman of conscience in Burma / Theja Gunawardhana -- A model for laywomen in Buddhism : the Western Buddhist Order / Dharmacharini Sanghadevi -- Feminism, lay Buddhism, and the future of Buddhism / Rita M. Gross -- Epilogue / Karma Lekshe Tsomo.
ISBN 0791441377 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0791441385 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC # 39458930
Table of Contents
 Mahaprajapati's Legacy: The Buddhist Women's Movement: An Introduction / Karma Lekshe Tsomo1
Pt. IBuddhist Women in Asian Traditions 
  South Asian Traditions 
  1The Female in Buddhism / Elizabeth J. Harris49
  2Buddhist Women in India and Precolonial Sri Lanka / Lorna Dewaraja67
  3Restoring the Order of Nuns to the Theravadin Tradition / Senarat Wijayasundara79
  East Asian Traditions 
  4The Red Cord Untied: Buddhist Nuns in Eighteenth-Century China / Beata Grant91
  5Japanese Buddhist Nuns: Innovators for the Sake of Tradition / Paula K. R. Arai105
  6Can Women Achieve Enlightenment? A Critique of Sexual Transformation for Enlightenment / Hae-ju Sunim (Ho-Ryeon Jeon)123
  The Tibetan Tradition 
  7Tibetan Buddhist Women Practitioners, Past and Present: A Garland to Delight Those Wishing Inspiration / Janice D. Willis145
  8Pregnancy and Childbirth in Tibetan Culture / Sarah Pinto159
  9Change in Consciousness: Women's Religious Identity in Himalayan Buddhist Cultures / Karma Lekshe Tsomo169
Pt. IIContemporary Buddhist Women 
  Forging Identity 
  10Conception and the Entry of Consciousness: When Does a Life Begin? / Cait Collins195
  11East, West, Women, and Self / Anne C. Klein205
  12Appropriate Treasure? Reflections on Women, Buddhism, and Cross-Cultural Exchange / Sara Shneiderman221
  Shaping New Traditions: Unity and Diversity 
  13Comparing Buddhist and Christian Women's Experiences / Karma Lekshe Tsomo241
  14Aung San Suu Kyi: A Woman of Conscience in Burma / Theja Gunawardhana259
  15A Model for Laywomen in Buddhism: The Western Buddhist Order / Dharmacharini Sanghadevi267
  16Feminism, Lay Buddhism, and the Future of Buddhism / Rita M. Gross277
 Epilogue / Karma Lekshe Tsomo291
 List of Contributors307

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