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Transcending: Trans Buddhist Voices

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The first anthology of its kind gathering the many voices and experiences of transgender, genderqueer, and non-binary Buddhists

Transcending is the first anthology of its kind to give voice to the experiences of transgender, genderqueer, and non-binary Buddhists. Over thirty contributors from both the Mahayana and Theravada traditions are gathered together in this book to p
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paperback, 192 pages
Published October 22nd 2019 by North Atlantic Books
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Flossy Roxx
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book really opens up queer and trans experiences in Buddhism with honest, and community focused perspectives. I felt inspired to return to my own practice after reading this book, encouraged by the stories of those who contributed to this book and the way they see Buddhism through a clear queer trans centering lense. It highlighted many ways in which this spiritual practice has been so closed and hetronormative - the voices in this book have worked through their own practice to see where th ...more
Nicole
Sep 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a wonderful perspective to add to the modern Buddhist dialogue. I’m glad to have read it, but I think I would have gotten more out of it had there been fewer contributors, instead favoring longer and more in depth essays.
Mel
May 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Glad this book exists
Kaitlyn
Dec 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
A wonderful collection of dharma voices. Certain essays had me feeling like These Are My Sangha!!! Grateful to the editors for compiling this timely anthology. May it be of benefit.
Seph Chris King
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So good!
Drake Finlay
May 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Fantastic group of essays that explore the relationship of trans individuals and Buddhism. Really showed me the deep connections between the trans experience and core Buddhist ideas of anatta, dukkha, and samsara that I hadn't considered before.

Some essays are hit and miss though, and I didn't find the poetry all that interesting in the book. Also the font for essay titles was illegible it knocks a star off.
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laura
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Such an important collection of insight, journeys, reflections, and stories. As a white, queer, cis Buddhist, I am particularly grateful for each writer who chose to offer their wisdom and story to this collection so that I could bear direct witness, learn, grow, and deepen my practice of a more radical, inclusive, disruptive Dharma.
Sage
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An incredible and much needed anthology! I resonated with so many of the pieces within in ways I didn't even know to expect. ...more
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