As the category of womenas spirituality continues to grow, The Buddhaas Wife offers to a broad audience for the first time the intimate and profound story of Princess Yasodhara, the wife Buddha left behind, and her alternative journey to spiritual enlightenment. What do we know of the wife and child the Buddha abandoned when he went off to seek his enlightenment? The Buddhaas Wife brings this rarely told story to the forefront, offering a nuanced portrait of this compelling and compassionate figure while also examining the practical applications her teachings have on our modern lives. Princess Yasodharaas journey is one full of loss, grief, and suffering. But through it, she discovered her own enlightenment within the deep bonds of community and aordinarya relationships. While traditional Buddhism emphasizes solitary meditation, Yasodharaas experience speaks of aThe Path of Right Relation, a of achieving awareness not alone but together with others. The Buddhaas Wife is comprised of two parts: the first part is a historical narrative of Yasodharaas fascinating story, and the second part is a ahow-toa readeras companion filled with life lessons, practices, and reflections for the modern seeker. Her story provides a relational path, one which speaks directly to our everyday lives and offers a doorway to profound spiritual maturation, awakening, and wisdom beyond the solitary, heroic journey.2. Bhikkhu Bodhi, aHorizontal Friendship, a lecture, Spiritual Friendship, bodhimonastery.org (August 4, 2008). 3. Ellen Goodman and Patricia Oa#39;Brien, I Know Just What You Mean: The Power of Friendship in Womena#39;s Lives (New York: Firesideanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Buddha's Wife|
|Author||:||Janet Surrey, Samuel Shem|
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2015-06-30|