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Title Buddhist women on the edge : contemporary perspectives from the western frontier / edited by Marianne Dresser.
Imprint Berkeley, Calif. : North Atlantic Books, [1996]

Subject Women -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism.
Buddhist women.
Feminism -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism.
Buddhism -- Social aspects.
Alt Name Dresser, Marianne.
Description xvii, 321 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-313).
ISBN 1556432038 (pbk.)
OCLC # 34849874
Table of Contents
 Editor's Introduction 
 Wild, Wise, Passionate: Dakinis in America / Miranda Shaw3
 Form, Emptiness; Emptiness, Form / Sallie Jiko Tisdale13
 Sounds of Silence / Kate O'Neill19
 Persons and Possibilities / Anne C. Klein39
 What Is the Emotional Life of a Buddha? / Jane Hirshfield45
 The Light of Outrage: Women, Anger, and Buddhist Practice / Anita Barrows51
 Bowing, Not Scraping / Kate Wheeler57
 Unlearning Silence: A Further Feminist Revaluation of Buddhist Practice / Marilyn Senf69
 Buddhism and Race: An African American Baptist-Buddhist Perspective / Jan Willis81
 Outside In: Buddhism in America / Lori Pierce93
 The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism / Tsultrim Allione105
 Walking a Few Steps Farther / Melody Ermachild Chavis117
 The Ruthlessness of the Practice of Compassion / Alta Brown125
 Community, Work, Relationship, and Family: Renunciation and Balance in American Buddhist Practice / Rita M. Gross133
 Romantic Vision, Everyday Disappoinment / Judith Simmer-Brown151
 My Tantric Flip-Flop / Celeste West159
 Watering the Garden with My Eyes Closed / Barbara Gates163
 A Short History of Buddhists at The Tracks / Maylie Scott171
 Frontier Buddhism / Anne Teich179
 Not To Injure Life: A Visit with Ruth Denison / Sandy Boucher199
 Suzuki Sensei's Zen Spirit / Shosan Victoria Austin209
 Coming Home / Nina Egert217
 You're Becoming a What? Living as a Western Buddhist Nun / Thubten Chodron223
 Fertile Ground for a Warrior / Michele Benzamin-Masuda235
 The Dark Clue / Ji Ko Linda Ruth Cutts243
 Wholeheartedness / Susan Moon257
 Poetry as Siddhi / Anne Waldman263
 The Province of the Saved / Erin Blackwell277
 Contemplation and Transformation / Bell Hooks287
 No Right, No Wrong / Pema Chodron293
 Selected Bibliography309
 About the Contributors315

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