Transcending: Trans Buddhist Voices, Kevin Manders
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Transcending: Trans Buddhist Voices

Author: Kevin Manders, Elizabeth Marston

Narrator: Essie Bartosik

Unabridged: 7 hr 27 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio

Published: 09/21/2021

Genre: Religion - Buddhism

Synopsis

A compelling collection of the many voices and experiences of trans, genderqueer, and nonbinary Buddhists
 
Transcending brings together more than thirty contributors from both the Mahayana and Theravada traditions to present a vision for a truly inclusive trans Buddhist sangha in the twenty-first century. Shining a light on a new generation of Buddhist role models, this book gives voice to those who have long been marginalized within the Buddhist world and society at large. While trans, genderqueer, and nonbinary practitioners have experienced empowerment and healing through their commitment to the Buddha, dharma, and sangha, they also share their experiences of isolation, transphobia, and aggression. In this diverse collection we hear the firsthand accounts, thoughts, and reflections of trans Buddhists from a variety of different lineages in an open invitation for all Buddhists to bring the issue of gender identity into the sangha, into the discourse, and onto the cushion. Only by doing so can we develop insight into our circumstances and grasp our true, essential nature.

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