By Cristina García
"Remarkable...An complex weaving of dramatic occasions with the supernatural and the cosmic...Evocative and lush...A wealthy and haunting narrative, a good new voice in modern fiction."
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Now on hand in a Spanish language version from Ballantine Books.
Here is the dreamy and bittersweet tale of a kinfolk divided via politics and geography by means of the Cuban revolution. it's the relatives tale of Celia del Pino, and her husband, daughter and grandchildren, from the mid-1930s to 1980. Celia's tale mirrors the mystical realism of Cuba itself, a rustic of attractiveness and poverty, idealism and corruption. DREAMING IN CUBAN provides a special imaginative and prescient and a haunting lamentation for a earlier that may were.
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263. 24. " Byles, Journey, p. 119. 25. , p. 124. 26. These are the regulations of monastic discipline contained in the Vinaya. In the Theravada * tradition preserved in Pali* translation there are 227 precepts for bhiksus*and 311 precepts for bhiksunis*, in the Dharmagupta tradition preserved in Chinese translation there are 250 for bhiksus and 348 for bhiksunis, and in the Mulasarvastivadin* tradition preserved in Tibetan translation there are 253 for bhiksus and 364 for bhiksunis. See Karma Lekshe Tsomo, Sisters in Solitude: Two Traditions of Buddhist Monastic Ethics for Women: A Comparative Analysis of the Dharmagupta and Mulasarvastivada* Bhiksuni* Pratimoksa* Sutras*(Albany: State University of New York Press, 1996).
2009 10:42:26] page_29 < previous page page_29 next page > Page 29 the tradition and forum for voicing women's concerns are key elements in the personal and intellectual dynamics of this process. As patriarchal as Buddhist institutions may be, the boundaries imposed by gender are not as rigid as may be assumed. For example, there are no statutes in Buddhism that discriminate laywomen from laymen. Whatever can be practiced by men can be practiced by women and whatever can be achieved by men can be achieved by women.
Men who disrobe, having gained a high-quality education free of charge, are eligible to apply for administrative posts in the secular sphere, and may assume positions of considerable influence in politics and governmentopportunities remote for women. Although the temples in these countries are thronged with women and supported primarily by them, women play no significant role in Buddhist religious hierarchies. The superior position that monks occupy in Buddhist religious institutions requires explanation.