I Give You My Life

I Give You My Life

The Autobiography of A Western Buddhist Nun

Book - 1998
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Ilse Kussel was born into a wealthy Jewish family in Berlin which was broken up by the Nazi terror in 1938. She escaped to Scotland, then journeyed to China to be reunited with her family. But that is only the beginning of her life story that includes surviving the Japanese invasion of China, building a power plant in Pakistan, and establishing Australia's first organic farm. At the age of 58, Isle became the first Western woman to become a Theravadan Buddhist nun - a path whose roots lie in her first contacts with Indian sages, in her 40s. She went on to found a monastery in Sri Lanka, where, through her teachings and books, she became known as Ayya Khema, one of the most widely respected Buddhist teachers in the West. This text details her life.
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, 1998.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781570624155
Branch Call Number: KHEMA KHE
Characteristics: ix, 220 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.


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Sep 09, 2017

Written or prepared just months before her death, this is a tale of a life lived with courage and integrity. For those feeling the need for more meaning in their lives, the book is also inspirational showing that the spiritual life can indeed make an impact in our materialistic age.

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