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"Bravo! This book is so engaging so readable and so genuinely helpful I read it in one sitting. These are wonderful voices brimming with life experience and practical, on-the-ground advice. A treasure trove of advice for all practitioners."—Jan Willis, author of Dreaming Me

"A refreshing, experientially based, and enriching contribution of American women to Buddhism in the West."—Thubten Chodron, author of Buddhism for Beginners

"There are such loving, truthful, practical voices in this collection. . . . The writers lucidly express themselves on the Dharma and how it applies to their daily lives. . . . The challenges and the solutions are many and varied. Buddhism emerges as a practical way for women to deal with their complex lives."—Mandala Magazine, Editor's Choice

"As Western women in particular are increasingly able to experience Buddhist practices and teaching, their involvement with and contributions to the spiritual tradition are increasing. The time is certainly right for a book like Buddhism Through American Women's Eyes. It is a book of conversations for and about women. It arises from the grassroots movement which is working to make women better able to fully participate in Buddhist spiritual practice. Issues like the mixed signals sent to women about practicing Buddhism, the relationship of the spiritual practice to everyday life, and the lack of access to female interpretations of the teachings are explored by women who are struggling with those issues on a daily basis."—New Age Retailer


"Contributors do an excellent job of framing Buddhist philosophy within an everyday Western context, giving readers examples of Buddhism in practice, ranging from meditation to grief and death to relationships to abortion, among other topics. In addition to presenting the female voice within Buddhism, this book effectively illustrates Buddhist philosophy so that readers may fully comprehend the practical aspects of difficult concepts. A particularly nice chapter relates the experiences of several of the contributors as ordained priests and nuns in various Buddhist traditions."—Choice magazine

About the Author

Karma Lekshe Tsomo is an associate professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego, where she teaches Buddhism, World Religions, and Comparative Religious Ethics. She studied Buddhism in Dharamsala, India, for fifteen years and received a doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Hawaii. She is a founder and past president of Sakyadhita: International Association of Buddhist Women, and director of Jamyang Foundation, an innovative education project for women in developing countries.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Snow Lion; 2nd Edition edition (December 16, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1559393637
  • ISBN-13: 978-1559393638
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,579,720 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on February 13, 2011
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Buddhism Through American Women's Eyes is an anthology of essays by thirteen female American authors, examining a diversity of topics about Buddhism's positive contributions and modern-day legacy. Individual writings include "Forging a Kind Heart in an Age of Alienation", "Reflections on Impermanence: Buddhist Practice in the Emergency Room", "Abortion: A Respectful Meeting Ground", "Karma: Creative Responsibility", "Eastern Traditions in Western Lands", and much more. "Recognizing that all beings are interrelated and no one wants to suffer, Buddhist social ethics rests on creating maximum mutual benefit for all living beings. These two objectives - the psychological welfare of the individual and the collective welfare of society - are intimately intertwined. This gives rise to an ethic of compassion." A thought-provoking and insightful contribution to Buddhist Studies shelves, Buddhism Through American Women's Eyes is highly recommended.
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