I Give You My Life
The Autobiography of a Western Buddhist Nun New edition
By (author) Ayya Khema
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I Give You My Life by Ayya Khema
Book DescriptionAyya Khema (1923-1997) was the first Western woman to become a Theravadan Buddhist nun. As such, she has served as a model and inspiration for women from all the Buddhist traditions who have sought to revive the practice of women's monasticism in modern times. Though her renown as a teacher is widespread, few know the truly amazing details of her life before her monastic ordination at the age of fifty-eight. And what a life it was. Born Ilse Kussel in Berlin, Germany, she grew up in a prosperous Jewish family that was broken up by Nazi terror in 1938. The story of her escape alone to Scotland, and her journey to rejoin her family in China, would be enough for a thrilling adventure novel in itself--but it is only the beginning of the story. Her later adventures included--but were not limited to--surviving the Japanese invasion of China; living the life of a suburban housewife in Los Angeles, California; journeying up the Amazon; studying in a Bolivian university; building a power plant in Pakistan; and establishing the first organic farm in Australia. Her Buddhist practice was a result of a pursuit of the spiritual life that began in her forties when she encountered spiritual teachers in India. She eventually founded a monastery in Sri Lanka, from where, through her books and her teaching travels, she became one of the most widely respected of contemporary teachers, particularly skilled in interpreting the Buddhist teachings for her fellow Westerners.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781570625718
(219mm x 138mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ayya Khema
Know Where You're Going, Paperback (January 2015)
Originally published: When the iron eagle flies: Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2000.
Who is My Self?, Paperback (October 1997)» View all books by Ayya Khema
A practical Buddhist meditation guide that clearly explains traditional Buddhist meditation practice and deals with various problems encountered in meditation. Ayya Khema, author of the bestselling BEING NOBODY, GOING NOWHERE, is our guide along the path of the oldest Buddhist meditative tradition.
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Author Biography - Ayya Khema
Ven. Ayya Khema was born into a Jewish family in Berlin in 1923. After leading an active life in the world--including marriage and children in America and adventure in South America, Asia and Australia--she turned seriously to spiritual practice in her forties. In 1979, she was ordained a Theravadin Buddhist nun, receiving the name "khema, " meaning "safety and security" "(ayya" means "sister"). Ayya Khema established a forest monastery near Sidney, Australia; a training center for nuns in Colombo, Sri Lanka; and Buddha-Haus, a meditation center in the AllgAu, Germany. Among her books are "When the Iron Eagle Flies; Being Nobody, Going Nowhere; "and" Who is My Self?; "and an autobiography, "I Give You My Life. " She passed away in 1997.
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