A New Zen for Women

A New Zen for Women

Book - 2007
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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 informativeand entertaining, A New Zen for Women offers a new look at Western women encountering Zen.

Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, c2007
ISBN: 9781403972149
Branch Call Number: ANF 294.392708 BES
Characteristics: 232 p. ; 23 cm

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