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Meeting The Great Bliss Queen

Author : Anne C. Klein
ISBN : 0807073075
Genre : Religion
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Buddhists, Feminists, and the Art of the Self

Buddhist Women And Social Justice

Author : Karma Lekshe Tsomo
ISBN : 9780791484272
Genre : Philosophy
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Charts various trends in gender studies through an analysis of Igbo society.

Motherhood As Metaphor

Author : Jeannine Hill Fletcher
ISBN : 9780823252190
Genre : Religion
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Who is my neighbor? As our world has increasingly become a single place, this question posed in the gospel story is heard as an interreligious inquiry. Yet studies of encounter across religious lines have largely been framed as the meeting of male leaders. What difference does it make when women's voices and experiences are the primary data for thinking about interfaith engagement? Motherhood as Metaphor draws on three historical encounters between women of different faiths: first, the archives of the Maryknoll Sisters working in China before the Second World War; second, the experiences of women in the feminist movement around the globe; and third, a contemporary interfaith dialogue group in Philadelphia. These sites provide fresh ways of thinking about our being human in the relational, dynamic messiness of our sacred, human lives. Each part features a chapter detailing the historical, archival, and ethnographic evidence of women's experience in interfaith contact through letters, diaries, speeches, and interviews of women in interfaith settings. A subsequent chapter considers the theological import of these experiences, placing them in conversation with modern theological anthropology, feminist theory, and theology. Women's experience of motherhood provides a guiding thread through the theological reflections recorded here. This investigation thus offers not only a comparative theology based on believers' experience rather than on texts alone, but also new ways of conceptualizing our being human. The result is an interreligious theology, rooted in the Christian story but also learning across religious lines.

Unbounded Wholeness

Author : Anne C. Klein
ISBN : 0195178505
Genre : Religion
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In this book, Anne Carolyn Klein, an American scholar and teacher of Buddhism, and Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, a rigorously trained Tibetan Lama who was among the first to bring Bon Dzogchen teachings to the West, provide a study and translation of the Authenticity of Open Awareness, a foundational text of the Bon Dzogchen tradition. This is the first time a Bon philosophical text of this scope has been translated into any Western language, and as such it is a significant addition to the study of Tibetan religion and Eastern thought. Klein and Rinpoche provide extensive introductory, explanatory and historical material that situates the text in the context of Tibetan thought and culture, thus making it accessible to nonspecialists, and an essential reference for scholars and practitioners alike.


Author : Elizabeth English
ISBN : 9780861716579
Genre : Religion
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Vajrayogini is a tantric goddess from the highest class of Buddhist tantras who manifests the ultimate development of wisdom and compassion. Her practice is prevalent today among practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism. This ground-breaking book delves into the origins of Vajrayogini, charting her evolution in India and examining her roots in the Cakrasamvara tantra and in Indian tradition relating to siva. The focus of this work is the Guhyasamayasadhanamala, a collection of forty-six sadhanas, or practice texts. Written on palm leaves in Sanskrit and preserved since the twelfth century, this diverse collection, composed by various authors, reveals a multitude of forms of the goddess, each of which is described and illustrated here. One of the sadhanas, the Vajravarahi Sadhana by Umapatideva, depicts Vajrayogini at the center of a mandala of thirty-seven different goddesses, and is here presented in full translation alongside a Sanskrit edition. Elizabeth English provides extensive explanation and annotation of this representative text. Sixteen pages of stunning color plates not only enhance the study but bring the goddess to life.

Encyclopedia Of Monasticism

Author : William M. Johnston
ISBN : 9781136787164
Genre : Reference
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Buddhism In America

Author : Richard Hughes Seager
ISBN : 9780231504379
Genre : Religion
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Over the past half century in America, Buddhism has grown from a transplanted philosophy to a full-fledged religious movement, rich in its own practices, leaders, adherents, and institutions. Long favored as an essential guide to this history, Buddhism in America covers the three major groups that shape the tradition—an emerging Asian immigrant population, native-born converts, and old-line Asian American Buddhists—and their distinct, yet spiritually connected efforts to remake Buddhism in a Western context. This edition updates existing text and adds three new essays on contemporary developments in American Buddhism, particularly the aging of the baby boom population and its effect on American Buddhism's modern character. New material includes revised information on the full range of communities profiled in the first edition; an added study of a second generation of young, Euro-American leaders and teachers; an accessible look at the increasing importance of meditation and neurobiological research; and a provocative consideration of the mindfulness movement in American culture. The volume maintains its detailed account of South and East Asian influences on American Buddhist practices, as well as instances of interreligious dialogue, socially activist Buddhism, and complex gender roles within the community. Introductory chapters describe Buddhism's arrival in America with the nineteenth-century transcendentalists and rapid spread with the Beat poets of the 1950s. The volume now concludes with a frank assessment of the challenges and prospects of American Buddhism in the twenty-first century.

Women In Tibet

Author : Janet Gyatso
ISBN : 0231130988
Genre : Social Science
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Extrait de la couverture : "Filling the gap in the literature, this specially commissioned volume explores the struggles and accomplishments of women from both Tibet's past and its present. Here are queens from the imperial period, yoginis and religious teachers of medieval times, Buddhist nuns, oracles, political workers, medical doctors, and performing artists. Most of the chapters focus on the lives of individual women, whether from textual sources or from anthropological data, and show the Tibetan women have found ways to assume leadership roles and to explore educational opportunities in a variety of contexts. The book is innovatice in resisting both romanticization and hypercriticism of women's status in Tibetan society, attending rather to historical description and to the question of what is distinctive about their situations in Tibet and what is common to both men and women in Tibetan society."

Buddhism And Psychotherapy Across Cultures

Author : Mark Unno
ISBN : 9780861715077
Genre : Philosophy
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As Buddhism and psychotherapy have grown and diversified in Asia and the West, so too has the literature dealing with their intersection. In this collection of essays, leading voices explore many surprising connections between psychotherapy and Buddhism. Contributors include Jack Engler on "Promises and Perils of the Spiritual Path," Taitetsu Unno on "Naikan Therapy and Shin Buddhism," and Anne Carolyn Klein on "Psychology, the Sacred, and Energetic Sensing."

Heart Essence Of The Vast Expanse

Author : Anne C. Klein
ISBN : IND:30000127456816
Genre : Religion
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"Ngondro practice is not merely a prerequisite, it is the path to realizing the great expanse of the Vidyadhara Jigme Lingpa."-Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse "The amazing verses of this most sacred meditation practice have resounded in monasteries, nunneries, and mountain caves for centuries. They are waves from the spiritual realization of great adepts on the Roof of the World. These have now here been born in English, in beautiful poetry and inspiring melodies"-Tulku Thondup, author of The Practice of Dzogchen and Peaceful Death, Joyful Rebirth "Anne C. Klein, in bringing the Heart Essence of the Vast Expanse foundational verses into melodic and metered English, suitable for chanting, is introducing an unprecedented style of teaching transmission. Therefore, from my heart I give thanks."-Tulku Sang Ngag "Anne Carolyn Klein has made a precious gift to all practitioners in presenting her beautiful translations of the foundational practices of the Longchen Nyingthig, arguably the most widely practiced cycle of teachings in the Nyingma Tradition, together with the original texts. These practices establish the basis for all spiritual progress."- Matthieu Ricard, author of Happiness: How to Cultivate Life's Most Important Skill "A rare book, providing lucid, chantable translations of liturgies from a beautiful visionary Treasure cycle. This work is fascinating for what it reveals of the processes by which scripture unfolds, and then enters the disciple's life of devotion. Sure to be welcomed by practitioners, the book is also of great interest to students of Buddhist ritual."-Professor Janet Gyatso, Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies, The Divinity School, Harvard University, author of Apparitions of the Self: The Secret Autobiographies of a Tibetan Visionary

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