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Women Living Zen

By: Paula Arai | 08/26/1999
In Topics: Women in Buddhism
Paula Arai:
Women Living Zen
Japanese Soto Buddhist Nuns
Oxford University Press, USA 1999-08-26
ISBN 019512393X
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A remarkable study of Soto Zen Buddhist nuns, based on both historical evidence and ethnographic data. Paula Arai shows that nuns were central agents in the foundation of Buddhism in Japan in the sixth century, have been active participants in the Soto Zen sect, and continue to contribute to the advancement of the sect to the present day.