I was fortunate to meet Wendy Garling at Sera Mey monastery last year. We stayed at Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche’s khangtsen along with several other friends and enjoyed attending His Holiness’s teachings together.
Her new book, Stars at Dawn: stories of the women in the Buddha’s life, was recently published by Shambhala Publications.
In this retelling of the ancient legends of the women in the Buddha’s intimate circle, lesser-known stories from Sanskrit and Pali sources are for the first time woven into an illuminating, coherent narrative. Interspersed with original insights, fresh interpretations, and bold challenges to the status quo, these stories invite us to open our minds to a new understanding of women’s roles in the Buddha’s life and in early Buddhism.
Wendy will be doing a book signing at Tibet House in New York City on January 19 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.