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Dr. Martha Selby, Chair 120 INNER CAMPUS DR STOP G9300 WCH 4.134 78712-1251 • 512-471-5811

To the Nunnery and Beyond: Becoming a 'Tibetan' Buddhist Nun in Nepal

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


Dr. Jessamine Dana, a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Religious Studies and the Center for Women's and Gender Studies at UT-Austin, to give a talk.

"How does it look and feel to be a religious person in a woman's body? How and why is it different 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 affected the ways women become and live as nuns." 

Sponsored by: The Department of Asian Studies

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