Would you please suggest modern Buddhist autobiographies or biographies that you think suitable for an undergraduate class on Buddhist Biography? I seek English-language texts that would engage undergraduates, which will contextualize Buddhist teachings and practices within stories of a Buddhist life, and which also highlight various tensions, challenges, problems posed by the need to navigate the socio-cultural patterns or institutions of that person's culture. I would welcome both modern Asian Buddhist biographies as well as biographies of Buddhists in non-Asian cultures, and hope to collect biographies of both men and women.
I would gladly receive responses on-list, and can also receive suggestions off-list at makransk@BC.EDU
Associate Professor of Buddhism and Comparative Theology