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."