In this groundbreaking work, Sallie Tisdale traces women Buddhist masters and teachers across continents and centuries, drawing upon historical, cultural, and Buddhist records to bring to life these narratives of ancestral Buddhist women.
About the Author
Sallie Tisdale is the author of several books, including The Best Thing I Ever Tasted and Talk Dirty to Me. She is a consulting editor at Tricycle. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Harper's, the New Yorker, New Republic, Allure, Outside, Vogue, Tin House, Antioch Review, and Creative Nonfiction. Tisdale is currently training as a priest at Dharma Rain Zen Center in Portland, Oregon.
“An enlivening and indispensable volume.”
— Jane Hirshfield, author of Women in Praise of the Sacred: 43 Centuries of Spiritual Poetry by Women
“Tisdale’s descriptive writing is especially imaginative.”
— Publishers Weekly
“A well-written, deeply moving collection of stories…. Fanciful and eminently readable.”
“With her frank and thoughtful writing style, Tisdale takes the reader on a philosophical adventure….”
— East West Woman
“[A] beautifully crafted volume. The universal wisdom and enlightened thinking preserved in this collection transcend gender.”
“A much-needed account of feminine teachers and leaders in Buddhism.”
— Kansas City Star