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Introducing I Hear Her Words: An Introduction to Women in Buddhism - A Book Launch
Windhorse Publications will be hosting a conversation between Danasamudra and the author of their most recent book I Hear Her Words: An Introduction to Women in Buddhism, Alice Collett.
Tuesday 13th July, 1 hour 30 minutes
11.00 US PST | 13.00 Mexico | 14.00 US EST | 19.00 IE & UK | 20.00 Europe CET | 23.30 India | 04.00 Australia EST | 06.00 New Zealand
About the book
Core Buddhist doctrines and ethics provide no justification for the notion that women are inferior to men, but Buddhism was born and developed in societies that held traditional views of women. Social and cultural norms that position women as inferior to men have found their way into Buddhist tradition and some Buddhist texts.
This book gives access to rarely told stories of the many inspiring Buddhist women who ignored or fought against attempted constraint to become devoted disciples, practitioners, and esteemed teachers.
Come and find out more and hear their stories.
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Alice Collett is an academic who specializes in women in Indian Buddhism. Her books include the edited volume Women in Early Indian Buddhism: Comparative Textual Studies (2013) and the monograph, Lives of Early Buddhist Nuns: Biographies as History (2016). She is currently Director of the South Asia History Project, United Kingdom.
Danasamudra is co-founder of the Triratna Women Project and Librarian of the Sangharakshita Library at Adhisthana
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