A New Zen for Women

A New Zen for Women

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Perle Besserman's adventures in a Japanese Zen monastery provide the groundwork for this lively, heartwarming narrative of a woman's life in Zen. Engaging in cross-cultural dialogues with nuns and laywomen in India, China, Japan, and more, Besserman dispels the notion that women had nothing to do with the founding and sustaining of Zen. She shows how women continue to transform traditional Zen in new and creative ways, integrating the practice of meditation into their lives. Both informative and entertaining, A New Zen for Women offers a new look at Western women encountering Zen.She is less interested in creating images of external authority than in establishing the aquot;wise voicing of . . . inner authority, and ... Even at airports, when shea#39;s waiting around, usually six steps away from where her mother is sitting watch over heranbsp;...

Title:A New Zen for Women
Author:Perle Besserman
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2007-04-03


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