March 8th International Women’s Day

I want to celebrate the women who have helped me in my path. Of course there have been many men too and I want to respect them, but I feel the women often occupy less space. Many of the women who have inspired me are practitioners rather than writers, and respect and thanks to all my teachers, but here are some  that have written books. The mindfulness writers are at the top and the Buddhist are further along the list:

Vidyamala Burch (with D.Penman) Mindfulness for Health

Sharon Salzberg Loving Kindness

Kristine Neff Self Compassion

Joanna Macy Active Hope

Pema Chodron Start Where You Are

Tara Brach Radical Acceptance

Charlotte Joko Beck Nothing Special – Living Zen

Tsultrim Allione Feeding Your Demons

Sister Chan Khong Learning True Peace:Practicing Buddhism in a Time of War

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo Into the Heart of Life