I Give You My Life
The Autobiography of A Western Buddhist NunBook - 1998
Ilse Kussel was born into a wealthy Jewish family in Berlin which was broken up by the Nazi terror in 1938. She escaped to Scotland, then journeyed to China to be reunited with her family. But that is only the beginning of her life story that includes surviving the Japanese invasion of China, building a power plant in Pakistan, and establishing Australia's first organic farm. At the age of 58, Isle became the first Western woman to become a Theravadan Buddhist nun - a path whose roots lie in her first contacts with Indian sages, in her 40s. She went on to found a monastery in Sri Lanka, where, through her teachings and books, she became known as Ayya Khema, one of the most widely respected Buddhist teachers in the West. This text details her life.
Publisher: Boston, MA : Shambhala, 1998
Branch Call Number: ANF 294.391 KHE
Characteristics: ix, 220 p. : ill. ; 23 cm