Stars at Dawn by Wendy Garling


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. Description (Shambhala) In […]

Enlightened Buddhist Women


Susan Murcott’s book First Buddhist Women: poems and stories of awakening is a fascinating study of the earliest female renunciants. Murcott carefully sets the social context for understanding how courageous and unusual these women were given the norms of their times. It’s an inspiring and moving collection of stories about wives, courtesans, mothers and others […]