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Jan Willis



Jan Willis, PhD, is an American professor of religion and author on Tibetan Buddhism, Buddhist saints’ lives, women and Buddhism, and Buddhism and race. She considers herself both Baptist and Buddhist and has been called a “spiritual innovator.”

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Three Principal Aspects of the Path with Dr. Jan Willis

Dr. Jan Willis takes questions about working with afflictions, extending love to all beings, and the importance and kindness of the spiritual mentor.

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Black Women’s Yoga History: Memoirs of Inner Peace

How have Black women elders managed stress? In Black Women’s Yoga History, Stephanie Y.

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The Path We Walk as Women

In the commentary from the Fall 2019 special women’s issue of Buddhadharma, Jan Willis reminds us of the powerful role of women in Buddhism, historically and today.

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Awakening Together: The Spiritual Practice of Inclusivity and Community

How can we connect our personal spiritual journeys with the larger course of our shared human experience? How do we compassionately and wisely navigate belonging and exclusion in our own hearts? And how can we embrace diverse identities and experiences within our spiritual communities, building...

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Peace Begins with Peaceful Actions

To change the world, says Jan Willis, we need hope. And hope grows from nonviolent actions, no matter how small.

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05-19-17 Buddhism and Activism with Dr. Jan Willis - BBCorner

Sravasti Abbey is delighted to host Dr. Jan Willis, professor emerita of religion at Wesleyan University, and student of Lama Yeshe for a weekend of teachings. She shares her thoughts on the Buddha's example of activism and its impact on her life.

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Dharma Matters: Women, Race, and Tantra

Jan Willis was among the first Westerners to encounter exiled Tibetan teachers abroad in the late sixties, instantly finding her spiritual and academic home.

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Why We Can’t Breathe

“If one of us cannot breathe, none of us can breathe,” writes Buddhist scholar Jan Willis in this poignant essay.

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02 Three Principal Aspects of the Path with Dr. Jan Willis: The Life of Tsongkhapa 05-20-17

Dr. Jan Willis shares the life story of the author of 'The Three Principal Aspects of the Path', the 14th century Tibetan scholar-yogi Lama Tsongkhapa.

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All Out of Faith: Southern Women on Spirituality

All Out of Faith gives voice to southern women writers who represent a broad spectrum of faiths, Catholic to Baptist, Jewish to Buddhist, and points in between. These essays and stories reveal that southern culture has always reserved a special place for strong women of passion.

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