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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


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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