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The Saffron Road
Author: Christine Toomey

ISBN: 9781846274923
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1 July 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.8
Description:
Part travelogue, part history, part spiritual enquiry, The Saffron Road tells the story of the women - past and present, in the East and the West - who choose to become Buddhist nuns.

Every year, thousands of women choose to become Buddhist nuns. As they make this commitment, they become part of a long tradition of spirituality that stretches back through the centuries and now embraces the radical possibility that the next Dalai Lama could be a woman. In The Saffron Road, award- winning journalist Christine Toomey follows in the footsteps of earlier generations of nuns to trace the historical spread of the religion, from a solitary order in a remote area of India in the 6th century BC to 1950s San Francisco, where the Beat Generation first popularised Zen philosophy, to the globally- renowned practitioners of mindfulness of today.

Combining travelogue, history, interviews, and personal reflection, The Saffron Road opens the door on the rarely glimpsed world of ritual and discipline, reflection and enlightenment.

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