Cindy Rasicot, author of "This Fresh Existence"

Event date: 

Saturday, May 11, 2024 - 3:00pm

Event address: 

276 Village Square
Orinda, CA 94563-2504

"A beautiful dialogue with a wonderful and wise teacher. Dhammananda is a courageous pioneer, a nun who embodies blessings and points us to our inner freedom and compassion." – Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart

A TV personality, academic, and author, Bhikkhuni Dhammananda defied convention to become the first woman fully ordained in the Thai Theravada Buddhist tradition. She shattered gender barriers and inspired a new era of equality and compassion. Her student, American author Cindy Rasicot, tells her story, and shares Bhikkhuni Dhammananda's gentle wisdom and direct insights about how to live a more compassionate life.

Cindy Rasicot worked for many years for non-profit organisations. In 2005 she travelled to Thailand with her family where she met Bhikkuni Dhammananda - an encounter that changed her life. In 2020 she wrote Finding Venerable Mother: A Daughter's Spiritual Quest to Thailand. Since then she has written articles in journals and anthologies, and started the online Casual Buddhism series to give more people access to Bhikkuni Dhammananda's gentle and powerful wisdom. She lives in Point Richmond California, where she enjoys the view of San Francisco Bay.


This Fresh Existence: Heart Teachings from Bhikkhuni Dhammananda By Cindy Rasicot, Joan Halifax (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Cindy Rasicot, Joan Halifax (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781915342317
Availability: Not on our shelves, but available to order.
Published: Windhorse Publications (UK) - April 9th, 2024