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The Journey Of One Buddhist Nun

Author : Sid Brown
ISBN : 0791450953
Genre : Religion
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Recounts the struggles of a young Thai woman to become a Buddhist nun and the challenges and rewards of that life.
Category: Religion

Being A Buddhist Nun

Author : Kim Gutschow
ISBN : 0674012879
Genre : Religion
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This richly textured profile of a little-known culture offers the first ethnography of Tibetan Buddhist society from the perspective of its nuns. Gutschow lived for more than three years among these women, collecting their stories, observing their ways, and studying their lives. The result provides valuable insight into the relationship between women and religion in South Asia today.
Category: Religion

A Buddhist In The Classroom

Author : Sid Brown
ISBN : 0791475980
Genre : Religion
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A Buddhist perspective on classroom training.
Category: Religion

This Worldly Nibbana

Author : Hsiao-Lan Hu
ISBN : 9781438439341
Genre : Philosophy
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A Buddhist feminist social ethics for contemporary times.
Category: Philosophy

Taiwan S Buddhist Nuns

Author : Elise Anne DeVido
ISBN : 9781438431499
Genre : History
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Explores the milieu of Taiwan’s Buddhist nuns, who have the greatest numbers in the Buddhist world and a prominent place in their own country.
Category: History

Novice To Master

Author : Soko Morinaga
ISBN : 9781614290209
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Everybody loves Novice to Master! As you'll see in the glowing endorsements and reviews included below, this modern spiritual classic has been embraced by readers of all types. In his singularly humorous and biitingly direct way, Zen abbot Soko Morinaga tells the story of his rigorous training at a Japanese Zen temple, his spiritual growth and his interactions with his students and others. Morinaga's voice is uniquely tuned to the truth of the condition of the human mind and spirit and his reflections and interpretations are unvarnished and succinct. His great gift is the ability to lift the spirit of the reader all the while exposing the humility and weakness in the lives of people, none more so than his own. Read on to see what everyone from Publishers Weekly to well-known Buddhist figures and even New York Times bestselling author Anthony Swofford have to say about this one of a kind book!
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Constituting Communities

Author : John Clifford Holt
ISBN : 9780791487051
Genre : Religion
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Interviews with scientific leaders focus on the challenges, promises, and perils of science and technology.
Category: Religion

Religions Of Asia In Practice

Author : Donald S. Lopez
ISBN : 0691090610
Genre : Religion
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The acclaimed volumes of Princeton Readings in Religions present the remarkable range of all that is encompassed in the practice of religions, across the centuries and across the world. Religions of Asia in Practice: An Anthology brings together into a single volume the most important and fascinating selections from the volumes on Buddhism, India, China, Tibet, and Japan to give an overview of how religions have been lived by both ordinary and extraordinary people throughout the continent of Asia. These materials--many of which had never before been translated into any Western language--include ritual manuals, hagiographical and autobiographical writings, popular commentaries, instructions to children, poetry, and folktales. Each is preceded by a substantial introduction in which the translator discusses the text's history and influence and guides the reader through points of potential difficulty and particular interest. The volume includes, in addition, clear and compelling introductions to each of the major traditions. Religions of Asia in Practice: An Anthology offers a fascinating look at the spectrum of religious practices in Asia over almost three millennia. As such, it is ideally suited for use as a textbook in courses on world or Eastern religions as well as for the general reader.
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Durga Umayi

Author : Y. B. Mangunwijaya
ISBN : 0295983922
Genre : Fiction
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This first English edition of the satirical Indonesian novel (1991) affords an overview of the Sukarno and Suharto eras and insight into the postcolonial condition This scathingly satirical and hilarious novel, first published in Indonesia in 1991, affords both a blithely irreverent overview of Indonesian history in the Sukarno and Suharto eras, and brilliant insights into the postcolonial condition. Mangunwijaya (1929-2001) was a well-known Indonesian political activist and writer, as well as a Catholic priest, engineer, and architect. Framed by the world of ritual shadow plays - the realm of witches like Durga and the goddess Umayi - Mangunwijaya's novel gives an unblinking but remarkably compassionate account of people caught up in the great nationalist maelstrom of Indonesia's recent history.
Category: Fiction