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Two Triratna Order members are among to the contributors to Lotus Petals in the Snow, the first anthology of writings by Canadian Buddhist women: scholars, practitioners, Dharma students, teachers, nuns and laywomen, launched last week.
Aryadhrishti is Canadian and runs the Triratna centre in Portland, USA. She writes about Karma as a spiritual practice of evolution and escape.
Vimalasara, born Black British, recently became an African Canadian and is Chair of Vancouver’s thriving Triratna centre. She writes about her personal journey in uprooting some of her samskaras, and reflects on the teaching of ‘non-self.’
With pieces covering a vast landscape of experiences, the publishers say the book is unique in focusing entirely on the voices of Canadian Buddhist women. It offers stories of motherhood, grief, travel, art, the universal nature of suffering, and several works dedicated to notable teachers and organisations who have left a profound impact upon the authors’ lives.
Profits from online sales will go to the Buddhist Compassion Tzu Chi Foundation of Canada and all profits from direct sales support Dharma activities across Canada.