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Being Bodies - Lenore Friedman

Paperback Published: 28th October 1997
ISBN: 9781570623240
Number Of Pages: 256

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The relationship between body and mind has always been a topic of speculation and spirited discussion. The authors of the pieces contained in this anthology address the problem from the unique dual perspective of being women and being students of Buddhism.

"In speaking very personally about their own experience, from birth to menopause to sickness and death, the women whose voices are collected in these essays have hit universal chords for all women who are spiritual seekers."-- Publishers Weekly

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Body as Suffering
Body of Radiant Knotsp. 3
The Only Way I Know of to Alleviate Sufferingp. 10
Enjoying the Perfection of Imperfectionp. 18
A Mama Raccoon in the Net of Indrap. 25
No Eye, Ear, Nose...p. 35
Hearing the Voice of the Bodyp. 43
About Deathp. 48
Body as Nature
Running the Bushp. 53
Birthp. 59
Midlife Sacramentp. 65
Aging as a Russian Dollp. 71
Our Body and Our Economyp. 78
Body as Gender
Piecing Together a Lifep. 87
Anger and Meditationp. 95
Breaking through the Concretep. 103
What Do Lesbians Do in the Daytime?p. 110
Celibatep. 115
Body as Vehicle
Bowing to the Great Mirrorp. 125
Dance: A Body with a Mind of Its Ownp. 128
Meeting Vajrayoginip. 133
Grounding and Openingp. 139
Body on the Linep. 148
On the Other Side of Attachmentp. 153
Three Methods for Working with Chaosp. 163
Body as Self
Embodimentp. 171
Of Mud and Broken Windowsp. 173
Tracking the Two Bodiesp. 178
The Formless Form: Buddhism and the Community of Recoveryp. 185
Cravingp. 197
A Conduit for Love: Adopting a Positive Daughterp. 207
Tulkup. 216
The Lonely Bodyp. 223
Our Substitute Lifep. 230
About the Contributorsp. 235
Creditsp. 241
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ISBN: 9781570623240
ISBN-10: 1570623244
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 28th October 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1