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Description - Be an Island by Ayya Kheme

The title of this book is Be an Island and is written by author Ayya Kheme. The book Be an Island is published by Wisdom Publications,U.S.. The ISBN of this book is 9780861711475 and the format is Paperback. The publisher has not provided a book description for Be an Island by Ayya Kheme.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780861711475
ISBN-10: 0861711475
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Wisdom Publications,U.S.
Publisher: Wisdom Publications,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ayya Kheme

Born in Berlin in 1923 to Jewish parents, Ayya Khema was educated in Scotland and China and later emigrated to the United States. The author of twenty-five books, she was ordained as a nun in Sri Lanka in 1979 and established several Buddhist centers, including Wat Buddha Dhamma in Australia, Parapuddua Nun's Island in Sri Lanka, and Buddha Haus in Germany. In 1987 she coordinated the first-ever International Conference of Buddhist Nuns. She passed away in 1997. Sandy Boucher is the author of six books, including Turning the Wheel: American Women Creating the New Buddhism. She has traveled extensively in Asia, and lived for a short time as a nun on the Nuns Island in Sri Lanka founded and directed by Ayya Khema. Boucher is active in both feminism and Buddhism, and has worked with cancer patients since her 1995/96 bout with cancer. She lives in Oakland, California.