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The Journey of One Buddhist Nun the: Even Against the Wind

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The gripping story of Wabi, a young Thai woman who sought a religious life, The Journey of One Buddhist Nun recounts her struggle to overcome the numerous obstacles along her path. Wabi left her rural village at 17 to become a Buddhist nun in a land where religious men are honored and religious women are scorned. Despite these conditions, Wabi wanted to study Buddhism, to ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 20th 2001 by State University of New York Press (first published September 1st 2001)
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Taylor Beall
Jan 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
The story and information contained within this book is both interesting and a bit surprising. Even though the text itself is somewhat technical, the story flows from the beginning of Wabi's adventure to the end of the author's stay in Thailand. It was a bit one sided, but from a side which is not often exposed within literature.

A fast read, but nonetheless an important one.
Allenia
Aug 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
To this day it is one of my most favorite books and I actually practice Christianity, not Buddhism. I felt like I was right along with her on the journey and it is liberating for any open-minded woman, I believe :) I have the urge to read it again. It's been a couple years but it kept my attention the entire time.
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more like an anthro/social work textbook than the biography i expected. it provided a review of buddhism and information on women in Thailand, and it peaked my interest in meditation
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This book tells the story of a nun, how she became the person she is, her life experience and how it changes her. Perhaps you can find meaning in her experiences...
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