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Meetings with Remarkable Women: Buddhist Teachers in America

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This book celebrates the flowering of women in American Buddhism. Lenore Friedman set out to explore this phenomenon by interviewing some of the remarkable women who were teaching Buddhism in the United States. The seventeen women she writes about vary in background, personality, and form of teaching. Together the represent the growing presence and influence of women teach ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 15th 2000 by Shambhala (first published June 12th 1987)
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Judy
Enlightenment is equivalent to paying attention, moment after moment after moment. 149
Roshi Kyle Kenneth:
Meditation has nothing to do with self improvement. It is an extraordinary deep prayerful experience, and it's purpose is to become one with Cosmic Buddha -- or, if you like, have an experience with God." 164
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Nov 17, 2007 Tess Van Horn rated it liked it
The kind of book where I can only read small chunks at a time and then put back on the shelf for another time. At the moment I am on the chapter about Pema Choldron. It's interesting and easy to understand for those who may not be fully immersed in the Buddhist religion.
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Dec 07, 2010 Mariana rated it really liked it
A very good read about some remarkable women gives me hope that modern Buddhism may be flexible and able to grow enough to integrate feminism and disability perspectives. This book is a ten year old edition of a 23-year-old book, so it is a bit dated.
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