A 60,000-mile odyssey in search of Buddhist nunshailed as ';inspiring and necessary' (Kirkus), ';ambitious' (Tricycle), and ';compelling' (Financial Times) They come to the monastic Buddhist life from every faith and career: a policewoman, a princess, a Bollywood star, a violinist. Out of the public eye, despite hardship and even persecution, they vow to seek enlightenment in a world full of noise. Who are these women? What motivates them, and what stands in their way? Award-winning journalist Christine Toomey investigates. From Nepal to California, she encounters unforgettable nuns who reveal the blessingsand perilsof carrying a 2,500-year tradition into the twenty-first century. Often denied equal status with monks, they are nonetheless devotedto their faith, and to change.
In Search of Buddha's Daughters
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