Women Under the Bo Tree: Buddhist Nuns in Sri Lanka Tessa J. Bartholomeusz

ISBN: 9780521071680

Published: August 1st 2008

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308 pages


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Women Under the Bo Tree: Buddhist Nuns in Sri Lanka  by  Tessa J. Bartholomeusz

Women Under the Bo Tree: Buddhist Nuns in Sri Lanka by Tessa J. Bartholomeusz
August 1st 2008 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 308 pages | ISBN: 9780521071680 | 8.11 Mb

Tessa Bartholomeusz explores the relationship between female world-renunciation in Buddhist Sri Lanka and attitudes about women and the religious vocation. She gives a history of Buddhist female renouncers in Sri Lanka and recounts her own fieldMoreTessa Bartholomeusz explores the relationship between female world-renunciation in Buddhist Sri Lanka and attitudes about women and the religious vocation. She gives a history of Buddhist female renouncers in Sri Lanka and recounts her own field experiences of contemporary Buddhist women who have chosen to live celibate and cloistered lives.

By presenting the point of view of the women themselves and describing their role and vocation in present-day Sri Lanka, the author puts a new perspective on the islands Buddhist culture.



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