Part primer, part personal history, part guide to spiritual practice, this book opens the door to an understanding of Buddhist spirituality, which engages more and more Westerners as the millennium approaches. Through personal anecdotes, lively explanations, and thoughtful discussions, Sandy Boucher presents a female perspective on fundamental Buddhist teachings such as compassion, detachment, and enlightenment.
Includes a directory of women teachers in the United States, Canada, and abroad.
Sandy Boucher, a leading spokesperson on women and Buddhism, is the author of several books including She Appears! Encounters with Kwan Yin Goddess of Compassion; Discovering Kwan Yin; Opening the Lotus; and Turning the Wheel. In 1979, Boucher was granted the National Endowment… More about Sandy Boucher
Paperback | $24.00
Published by Beacon Press May 01, 1998| 204 Pages| 5-1/2 x 8-1/2| ISBN 9780807073094
Here is a trustworthy traveling companion for the countless Western women who desire, and deserve, to venture on the Dharma path.–Joanna Macy, author of World as Lover, World as Self
“I found Opening the Lotus illuminating in its clarity, depth, and patient guidance and could see it appreciated in numerous settings, from meditation centers to college classrooms.” –Ellyn Kaschak, professor of psychology, San Jose State University, author of Engendered Lives
“An energetic and useful recasting of Buddhism’s beliefs for contemporary women.” -Publishers Weekly
“Opening the Lotus is a triumph of clarity and feminine wisdom.”–Frederic A. Brussat, Body Mind Spirit