In Search of Buddha's Daughters

A Modern Journey Down Ancient Roads
Product Number: EB00666715
Released: Apr 05, 2016
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ISBN: #9781615193271
Publisher: The Experiment
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A 60,000-mile odyssey in search of Buddhist nuns—hailed as "inspiring and necessary" (Kirkus), "ambitious" (Tricycle), and "compelling" (Financial Times) They come to the monastic Buddhist life from every faith and career: a policewoman, a princess, a Bollywood star, a violinist. Out of the public eye, despite hardship and even persecution, they vow to seek enlightenment in a world full of noise. Who are these women? What motivates them, and what stands in their way? Award-winning journalist Christine Toomey investigates. From Nepal to California, she encounters unforgettable nuns who reveal the blessings—and perils—of carrying a 2,500-year tradition into the twenty-first century. Often denied equal status with monks, they are nonetheless devoted—to their faith, and to change.

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Author(s): Christine Toomey
Original Publish Date: Mar 22, 2016

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Author(s): Christine Toomey
Narrator(s): Alison Larkin
Product Number DD25890
Released: May 17, 2016
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515906902
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Author(s): Christine Toomey
Narrator(s): Alison Larkin
Product Number Z100116700
Released: May 17, 2016
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515926900

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