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Women under the Bo Tree (Tessa Bartholomeusz) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1994) 9780521461290
Women under the Bo Tree (Tessa Bartholomeusz) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1994) 9780521461290
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Title: Women under the Bo Tree

Author: Bartholomeusz, Tessa

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1994

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521461290

Volumes: 1; Pages: 304

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Tessa Bartholomeusz explores the relationship between female world-renunciation in Buddhist Sri Lanka and attitudes about women and the religious vocation. She gives a history of Buddhist female renouncers in Sri Lanka and recounts her own field experiences of contemporary Buddhist women who have chosen to live celibate and cloistered lives. By presenting the point of view of the women themselves and describing their role and vocation in present-day Sri Lanka, the author puts a new perspective on the island's Buddhist culture.

Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Notes on pronunciation

Dramatis personae

Part I; Introduction: The tradition of Buddhist female renunciation in Sri Lanka

1. The ancient order of nuns in Sri Lanka

2. Nineteenth century Ceylon: the emergence of the lay nun

3. Theosophists, educators and nuns

4. The Sanghamitta Sisterhood

Part II

5. The Institutionalisation of tradition

6. The lay nun in transitional Ceylon

7. The Dasa Sil Mata in contemporary Sri Lanka

8. Novitiates, western lay nuns, and cave dwellers

9. The Sri Lankan Bhikkhuni Sangha: trends and reflections

Epilogue: Women under the bo tree

Appendices

Notes

Bibliographies

Index

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