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To the Nunnery and Beyond: Becoming a ‘Tibetan’ Buddhist Nun in Nepal, a talk by Dr. Jessamine Dana

Wed, November 9, 2011 • 12:00 PM • Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

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Dr. Jessamine Dana
Visiting Scholar at the Department of Religious Studies
and the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, UT Austin

How does it look and feel to be a religious person in a woman's body? How and why is it dierent to be a Nepalese, Tibetan Buddhist nun today than it was before the political, economic, and social upheavals in Nepal that began in 1990? This talks
explains how becoming a nun has been and still is a process that occurs throughout a woman's life and considers how recent changes in Nepal have aected the ways women become and live as nuns


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