he role of nuns in the Buddhist com-munity is more prominent than everand now is the time to bring tofruition the Buddha’s vision of total equality and full ordination for men and womenalike.This brilliant collection of resounding voices represents the movement to reinstatefullordinationofwomeninallBuddhisttra-ditions—amid great controversy.Covering the breadth of Buddhist tradi-tions,
isaseminalvolumethat conveys the history and the vision forthe future of the role of women as ambassa-dors and curators of the ordained Buddhistcommunity.
is author and direc-tor of numerous documentaries dealing with religious subjects, primarily Buddhism.Since 1994 she has been a lecturer for religiousstudies at Goethe University in Frankfurt.
(CarolaRoloff)isanordainedTibetanBuddhistnunandalecturerandresearchfellowatHamburg University specializing in nuns’ ordination and women in Buddhism.
352 pages | 978-086171-588-6 | $18.95December 2009