Synopses & Reviews
This book celebrates the flowering of women teachers in American Buddhism. Lenore Friedman has profiled some of the remarkable women who have been teaching Buddhism in the United States. The seventeen women she writes about vary in background, personality, and form of teaching. Some of them have maintained close ties with their inherited tradition while infusing it with a warmth and softness closer to their own nature. Others have sloughed off inherited forms and are finding new ways of practicing and transmitting the dharma that are more compatible with Western experience. Together they represent the growing trend in American Buddhism that will surely affect the development of Buddhism in the West for years to come.