Present Summer 2011

Present Summer 2011

Volume 4 | Issue 2

Features

4…In the Company of Spiritual Friends: Sri Lanka’s Buddhist Nuns
The current situation in Sri Lanka for ordained women.
by Susanne Mrozik

12…Vietnamese Bhikkhuni Dhammananda: Transforming War and Violence to Peace and Respect
One woman’s journey to becoming a bhikkhuni.
by Susan Pembroke

17…Report on the 16th Annual Western Buddhist Monastic Conference: November 8-12, 2010
A conversation about practicing the Vinaya in the 21st Century.
by KC Madika WarEagle Bhikkhuni,
edited by Cleo Kalyana Wolf, Samaneri

21…Sharing Buddhism with Children
An overview of how a person’s very presence can be instructive to children.
by Jacqueline Kramer

25…The Buddha and Jack Kerouac Fistfight in Tusita Heaven
A young man’s thoughts on ordaining.
By Nathan Robnett-Conover


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Departments

27…President’s Letter
Will the West Have a Bhikkhuni Sangha?

31…Noteworthy
News in Brief

35…A Bridge Between East and West— An Interview with Tsultrim Allione
by Jacqueline Kramer

39…Film Review of
Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen
by Kathy Jean Schultz

43…Book Review of
Our Appointment with Life: Sutra on Knowing the Better Way to Live Alone
by Thich Nhat Hanh
Reviewed by Ron Sharrin

45…Book Review of
Kindness: A Treasury of Buddhist Wisdom for Children and Parents
by Sarah Conover and Illustrated by Valerie Wahl
Reviewed by Cynthia Schroeder