Articles and Chapters2018-02-22T21:55:47+00:00

Selected Articles and Chapters

  • “The Life of Skyong-ru sprul-sku: An Example of Contemporary Tibetan Hagiography.” The Tibet Journal, Dharamsala, India, (December, 1983).
  • “Tibetan Ani-s: The Nun’s Life in Tibet.” The Tibet Journal, (December, 1984).
  • “The Search for Padma-can; A Study in the Interpretation of Tibetan Buddhist Sacred Biography” in Journal for Religious Studies, Patiala, India: Punjabi University. Vol. XIII, No. 1, Spring 1985.
  • “Early dGe-lugs-pa Siddha Biographies; Preliminary Remarks on the Nature of rnam-thar,” in Soundings in Tibetan Civilization. (Proceedings of the 1982 Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies). B. Aziz and M. Kapstein, eds. New Delhi: Manohar, 1985.
  • “Nuns and Benefactresses: The Role of Women in the Development of Buddhism,” in Women, Religion and Social Change. Yvonne Haddad and Ellison Findly, eds. Albany: State Uni­versity of New York Press, 1985.
  • “Foreword” to Glenn Mullin’s Selected Works of the Dalai Lama I; Bridging the Sutras and Tantras. (Second Edition.) Ithaca, New York: Snow Lion Publications,1985.
  • “Dakini: Some Comments on its Nature and Meaning.” The Tibet Journal, (Vol. xii, No. 4, Winter, 1987).
  • Interviewed and featured first among women teachers of Buddhism in America, in Sandy Boucher’s Turning the Wheel: American Women Creating the New Buddhism. San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1988.
  • “Female Patronage in Indian Buddhism” in The Powers of Art; Patronage in Indian Culture, edited by Barbara S. Miller, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1992.
  • “Buddhism and Race: An African American Baptist-Buddhist Perspective” in Buddhist Women on the Edge: Contemporary Perspectives from the Western Frontier. Edited by Marianne Dresser. Berkeley: North Atlantic Books, 1996, pp. 81-91.
  • “‘Tibetan Buddhist Women Practitioners, Past and Present: A Garland to Delight Those Wishing Inspiration” in The Feminization of Buddhism, edited by Karma Lekshe Tsomo, SUNY Press, 1999, pp. 145-158.
  • “Diversity and Race: New Koans for American Buddhism,” in Women’s Buddhism; Buddhism’s Women, Elli Findly, ed., Boston: Wisdom Publications, May, 2000.
  • “Asanga,” for Encyclopedia of Monasticism, William Johnston, ed., Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2000.
  • “From Servants to Practitioners: Ladakhi Nuns” on website of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, November, 2003.
  • “From Servants to Practitioners: The Cho-mos of Ladakh,” in Buddhadharma, Summer issue, June-July, 2004.
  • “Dharma Has No Color,” in Dharma, Color and Culture: New Voices in Western Buddhism, Hilda Baldoquin, editor. Berkeley: Parallax Press, 2004: 217-224.
  • “Yes, We’re Buddhist, Too!” in Buddhadharma; the Practitioner’s Quarterly 11, 2 (Winter 2012). Reprinted in Buddhist-Christian Studies, Vol. 32 (2012), 39-43, and online at
  • “We Cry Out for Justice” in Lion’s Roar Buddhist Wisdom for Our Times (July, 2016) and online at