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Sylvia Boorstein is a vipassana teacher with
Dr. Lily de Silva is Professor of Pali and Buddhist
Studies at the University of Peradeniya in Sri
Lanka. A regular contributor to Buddhist scholarly and popular journals,
she is also the editor of the Digha Nikaya Tika, published by the Pali
Text Society. Her previous BPS publications include One Foot in the
World (Wheel No. 337/338), The Self-Made Private Prison (Bodhi
Leaves No. 120), and Radical Therapy (Bodhi Leaves No. 123).
Elizabeth J. Harris studied Buddhism
in Sri Lanka from 1986 to 1993 and obtained a Ph.D. degree from the Postgraduate
Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya. She is
now Secretary for Inter-faith Relations in The Methodist Church in London.
Susan Elbaum Jootla was born in New York City
in 1945 and obtained B.A. and M.A. degrees in Library Science from the
University of Michigan. She is married to an Indian, Balbir S. Jootla,
with whom she lives in the Western Himalayan hill station of Dalhousie.
They have both been practicing Vipassana meditation in the tradition
of the late Sayagyi U Ba Khin of Burma since 1970 and are now students
of his leading disciple, Mother Sayama, who directs the International Meditation
Centres in England and Rangoon. Her previous BPS publications are
"Right Livelihood: The Noble Eightfold Path in the Working Life" in The
Buddhist Layman (Wheel No. 294/295) and Investigation for
Insight (Wheel No 301/302). Her book Buddhism
in Practice, about the meditation tradition of U Ba Khin, is scheduled
for publication by Motilal Banarsidass of India.
Sister Khema was born in Germany, educated in
Scotland and China, and later became a United States citizen. She lived
at Wat Buddha Dhamma Forest Monastery near Sydney Australia, which was
established in 1978 on land purchased and donated by her. In 1979 she ordained
as a Nun in Sri Lanka, and in 1982 she established the International
Buddhist Women's Centre near Colombo.
Aung San Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi is A Burmese activist and a Nobel Prize winner.
Dr. Friedgard Lottermoser
Friedgard Lottermoser was born in Berlin in 1942
and spent her childhood in what was then known
as East Germany. She moved to West Germany when she was ten and spent threeyears
in Burma, where her stepfather worked for a German firm. In 1965, she received
a B.A. in Pali from the University of Rangoon,
then earned an M.A. in Pali at the University of Mandalay.
While in Burma, she studied Vinaya with the bhikkhu (fully-ordained monk)scholar
Sayadaw Shin Janakabhivamsa and meditation with the well-known lay teacherSayagyi
U Ba Khin. From 1973 on, she helped organize the first meditation courses
of the U Ba Khin tradition to be held
in Europe and has been actively involved in establishing several
Buddhist centers there. In 1979 she received a Ph.D. for her work in Pali
and has been working on a critical Pali
dictionary since then. Dr. Lottermoser attended the International
Conference on Buddhist Nuns in Bodhgaya in 1987 and serves as a member
of the Sakyadhita Vinaya Research Committee.
Boorstein: Meditation and Spirituality by Catharine Reeve ( 3 Pages).
Sharon Salzberg is an insight meditation teacher
with the Insight Meditation Society.
Mrs. Eileen Siriwardhana graduated from the University of Ceylon in English, Singhalese and Pali. She is now the Principal of Visakha Vidyalaya, the premier Buddhist Girl's School in Colombo. She is also a distinguished writer in Singhalese
Dr. Thynn Thynn
Dr. Thynn Thynn is a medical doctor-turned-artist
from Burma and a Dhamma teacher. She is the mother of two and currently
lives in California where she runs a Meditation
Center. She published a book in Burmese in 1978 about her experiences
in Buddhist meditation. She is the author of many articles on Buddhism,
childhood education and health related issues, published in Thailand and
Burma. Dr. Thynn's focus is on gaining spiritual insight through keeping
mindfulness alive in the midst of our busy daily lives
Nina Van Gorkom
Nina Van Gorkom is a Dutch Buddhist who first
encountered Buddhism in Thailand. A keen student of theAbhidhamma,
she is the author of Buddhism in Daily Life and Abhidhamma
in Daily Life.
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