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Buddha's Daughters: teachings from women who are shaping Buddhism in the west
Compelling and informative teachings by the most influential female Buddhist teachers on a wide range of topics.
Buddhism, like all world religions, has been largely shaped and defined by men. Yet despite the challenges, women have diligently practiced since the days of the Buddha. A hallmark of Western Buddhism is the prominent role that women teachers play. Buddha's Daughters showcases women teachers who have been pivotal in shaping Western Buddhism and reveals the incredible diversity of their teachings. The pieces in this book touch on universal truths as well as illuminate Buddhist concepts and practices, such as meditation, tonglen, lovingkindness, cultivating gratitude, and social action as seen through a Buddhist lens.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Andrea Miller is deputy editor of Shambhala Sun magazine and the editor of the anthology Right Here with You: Bringing Mindful Awareness into Our Relationships. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia, and her writing has appeared in various publications, including The Best Women’s Travel Writing series, The Best Buddhist Writing series, and Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly. Miller practices in the Plum Village tradition.