Women of the Way: Discovering 2,500 Years of Buddhist Wisdom (Paperback)

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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.

Praise For…

“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.”
— Buddhadharma

“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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061146596
ISBN-10: 0061146595
Publisher: HarperOne
Publication Date: March 13th, 2007
Pages: 320
Language: English