Buddhism began to take root in the West at just the same time as the women's movement gave rise to the expression of women's voices here — after millennia of being relegated to the background. If that was a coincidence, it was an auspicious one because the women who emerged as Buddhist teachers have been among the most articulate of Dharma communicators and they remain an indelible feature of Buddhism in the West. This anthology showcases the remarkable range of their teachings which touch on topics that are central to our everyday life — relationships, uncertainty, love, parenting, food, social responsibility — and which illuminate Buddhist concepts and practices such as meditation, tonglen, lovingkindness, gratitude and deep relaxation.
This book contains teachings from Pema Chödrön, Ayya Khema, Sharon Salzberg, Toni Packer, Maurine Stuart, Karen Maezen Miller, Khandro Rinpoche, Jan Chozen Bays, Sister Chan Khong, Silvia Boorstein, Pat Enkyo O'Hara, Darlene Cohen, Joanna Macy, Bonnie Myotai Treace, Tsultrim Allione, Tenzin Palmo, Tara Brach, Joan Sutherland, Carolyn Rose Gimian, Joan Halifax, and Charlotte Joko Beck.
Paperback, 289 pages.