In Women Practicing Buddhism, you'll meet a diverse
sampling of contemporary Buddhist women, from those who are crucial to
the community's organizational fabric to others who infuse their art
and activism with the Dharma.
Author and social activist bell hooks * Composer, singer, filmmaker,
choreographer, and director Meredith Monk * American-born Tibetan
Buddhist nun Karma Lekshe Tsomo * former Tricycle
editor Helen Tworkov * Jane Hirshfield, prize-winning poet, translator,
and essayist * Pat Enkyo O'Hara, abbot of NYC's Village Zendo
* and many more.
Women Practicing Buddhism is a kind of mosaic portrait of the
Buddhist women's movement, revealing some of the many ways that the
Dharma returns the embrace of those women who are coming to it and
making it their own.