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  • ISBN: 158270418X

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As the category of women s spirituality continues to grow, The Buddha s 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 Buddha As the category of women s spirituality continues to grow, The Buddha s 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 Buddha s 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 Yasodhara s journey is one full of loss, grief, and suffering But through it, she discovered her own enlightenment within the deep bonds of community and ordinary relationships While traditional Buddhism emphasizes solitary meditation, Yasodhara s experience speaks of The Path of Right Relation, of achieving awareness not alone but together with others The Buddha s Wife is comprised of two parts the first part is a historical narrative of Yasodhara s fascinating story, and the second part is a how to reader s 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 Get A CopyKindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleKoboApple iBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoHalf.comAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 320 pages Published June 30th 2015 by Atria Books Beyond Words first published June 2nd 2015 More Details ISBN 158270418X ISBN13 9781582704180 Edition Language English Other Editions 7 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Buddhas Wife, please sign up

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Lists with This Book Jack Daws Condolarthian Roadtrip to Destruction 23 books 1 voter More lists with this book Community Reviews showing 1 30 filter sort default Rating Details 0 copy ratingGraph.clone j rating_details_tip_graph.remove copy.attr id , rating_details_tip_graph copy.find script.remove j rating_details_tip.prepend copy Dec 10, 2015 Sambasivan rated it really liked it How can one become compassionate in life How can sangha help What practices one needs to cultivate towards attaining serenity in life Through the imagined story of Yashodhara, these principles are brought to the forefront The authors have shared their personal journeys as well Towards creating a better humane world Essential reading flag 1 likeLike see review Oct 28, 2015 Mark Bourdon rated it it was amazing review of another edition Circles of SupportTwo part s 1 mythological story of the women in the Buddha s life, especially his wife 2 how to build circles of support that can be life supporting and changing flag 1 likeLike see review Aug 30, 2015 Susan rated it it was amazing I was deeply grateful for this book It was the story and interpretation of the life of Buddha s wife a story of salvation in community with others and not alone flag 1 likeLike see review May 23, 2015 Melissa rated it liked it Shelves arc, buddhism When Siddhartha set out on his journey to become the Buddha, he left behind his wife and son The first half of this book tells a fictionalized account of the wife and child left behind The second half is meant to be a study on that story I really expected the commentary to focus on women s issues and spirituality There were some brief moments where it s mentioned that it s harder for females to pack up and leave everything behind like men can I really wanted commentary on this iss When Siddhartha set out on his journey to become the Buddha, he left behind his wife and son The first half of this book tells a fictionalized account of the wife and child left behind The second half is meant to be a study on that story I really expected the commentary to focus on women s issues and spirituality There were some brief moments where it s mentioned that it s harder for females to pack up and leave everything behind like men can I really wanted commentary on this issue How women can be as spiritual as men when they are always expected to stay Stay behind, stay put, stay at home and take care of the kids Overall, I think I was looking for a feminist view than the author was prepared to give flag Like see review Apr 26, 2016 Karen rated it it was ok We should all learn to move towards enlightenment without leaving our communities and families, but this book did nothing to advance that idea with tactical advice or examples, and while there were elements of the book that really did resonate overall I thought it attempted to force a feminine vs masculine view that, at best, leaned towards the feminine being with view being superior, if not directly being disrespectful of the male going forth role and the Buddha s actions flag Like see review Jan 25, 2016 Aiba added it It was easy to read, as it kept repeating and affirming on how I see life Quoting one of the many favourite lines almost all of us have had the experience of having a chance encounter when we least expect it but are perhaps ready for it with a person we meet briefly who says or does something that reveals great understanding and compassion flag Like see review Cris rated it really liked it Jul 11, 2015 Kordemis rated it liked it Jul 23, 2017 Rhea W rated it liked it Dec 07, 2016 Sastry Bhamidi rated it liked it Jun 24, 2017 Navita rated it liked it Apr 19, 2017 Phuntsho Wangchuk rated it really liked it Dec 12, 2016 Amanda Vigil rated it it was amazing Sep 16, 2015 Alyzabeth Augusts rated it it was amazing Mar 14, 2016 Jamie Darling rated it really liked it Sep 14, 2016 John Pappas rated it did not like it Dec 12, 2015 Rigzin Yangdol rated it liked it Apr 01, 2016 Savita Shah rated it it was amazing Jun 06, 2016 Anuja rated it liked it Dec 25, 2016 Vanishtha Jashnani rated it it was ok Dec 12, 2015 Mansi Kashyap rated it it was amazing Apr 13, 2017 Kay rated it liked it May 08, 2016 Beyond Words rated it it was amazing Jan 19, 2015 Vanishree rated it it was amazing Sep 22, 2016 Liz rated it really liked it Aug 13, 2017 Miranda Houchens rated it really liked it Oct 09, 2015 Iroquois rated it it was ok Feb 06, 2015 O Pfeffer rated it it was amazing Jul 27, 2015 Kamal rated it liked it Apr 13, 2016 Julie rated it liked it Nov 11, 2016 previous 1 2 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Genres Religion Buddhism 3 users Philosophy 3 users Nonfiction 2 users See top shelves About Janet Surrey Janet Surrey is a Buddhist dharma leader and clinical psychologist internationally known for her work on relational theories of women s psychological development, diversity, mothering, adoption, and substance abuse Among other venues, Surrey has taught at Harvard Medical School and the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies She is the author of several books She currently divides her time between Bo Janet Surrey is a Buddhist dharma leader and clinical psychologist internationally known for her work on relational theories of women s psychological development, diversity, mothering, adoption, and substance abuse Among other venues, Surrey has taught at Harvard Medical School and the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies She is the author of several books She currently divides her time between Boston, MA and Tierra Tranquila, Costa Rica More about Janet Surrey Books by Janet Surrey More Share This Book Tweet

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The Buddha's Wife Reviews

The Buddha's Wife
Sambasivan

How can one become compassionate in life How can sangha help What practices one needs to cultivate towards attaining serenity in life Through the imagined story of Yashodhara, these principles are brought to the forefront The authors have shared their personal journeys as well Towards creating a better humane world Essential reading.

The Buddha's Wife
Mark Bourdon

Circles of SupportTwo part s 1 mythological story of the women in the Buddha s life, especially his wife 2 how to build circles of support that can be life supporting and changing.

The Buddha's Wife
Susan

I was deeply grateful for this book It was the story and interpretation of the life of Buddha s wife a story of salvation in community with others and not alone.

The Buddha's Wife
Melissa

When Siddhartha set out on his journey to become the Buddha, he left behind his wife and son The first half of this book tells a fictionalized account of the wife and child left behind The second half is meant to be a study on that story I really expected the commentary to focus on women s issues and spirituality There were some brief moments where it s mentioned that it s harder for females to pack up and leave everything behind like men can I really wanted commentary on this iss

The Buddha's Wife
Karen

We should all learn to move towards enlightenment without leaving our communities and families, but this book did nothing to advance that idea with tactical advice or examples, and while there were elements of the book that really did resonate overall I thought it attempted to force a feminine vs masculine view that, at best, leaned towards the feminine being with view being superior, if not directly being disrespectful of the male going forth role and the Buddha s actions.

The Buddha's Wife
Aiba

It was easy to read, as it kept repeating and affirming on how I see life Quoting one of the many favourite lines almost all of us have had the experience of having a chance encounter when we least expect it but are perhaps ready for it with a person we meet briefly who says or does something that reveals great understanding and compassion.

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Author:Janet Surrey
ISBN :158270418X
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Description: As the category of women s spirituality continues to grow, The Buddha s Wife offers to a broad audience for the first time the intimate and profound story of Princess Yasodhara, the wife Buddha

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