A Tibetan-born nun emigrates out of Chinese-occupied territory to South India, where she is instrumental in establishing Jangchub Choeling Nunnery.
A nun describes her experience being accepted and integrating into a Mainland Chinese community of nuns, their disciplines, and government influence.
A nun discusses entering the 5-year monastic training with the core community at Thich Nhat Hanh’s mindfulness practice community in Plum Village, France.
The birth of a Thai Monastery in England. How the female community created a new model for Theravada nuns.
A description of the practices and commitments of the residents of Gampo Abbey.
The gradual approach for monastic ordination, in a Dharma center in Germany, to create a Buddhist central land.
An account of the bhikshuni lineage from the time of the Buddha and its spread from India to other countries. The role of nuns in society.
Tracing the evolution of the sangha and Vinaya. The challenges faced by the sangha in the West. Opportunities for Western nuns to develop spiritual leadership.
On the basis of Buddha’s teachings, women in the East and in the West take ordination and play an important role in keeping the Dharma alive.
The book’s preface provides context to this compilation of talks by Buddhist nuns from different traditions.