Sylvia Wetzel is a German Buddhist feminist deeply versed in the Tibetan, Zen, and Theravada traditions. A recipient of an “Outstanding Women in Buddhism” award from the International Women’s Meditation Center Foundation in Thailand, Wetzel is at the forefront of Buddhism in Europe on gender issues and cultural conditioning.
Women have to read patriarchal teachings critically "with the eyes of a woman". The Heart of the Lotus presents central teachings of Buddhism and describes traps we fall into, if we do not consider our cultural background and our biological sex and social gender.
Words will work wonders if we are speaking with both heart and mind. By heart I mean a deep feeling of connection with everything and everyone and by mind a clear view of our strengths and weaknesses, the differences between us, and an ability to recognize our own limits.
Living with Ease shows us how we can become familiar with attitudes which can support and heal us, how to let go of old sorrows and develop a new perspective of life, how to gently change old habits and stimulate deep appreciation for ourselves and everybody else, and how to see and make use of the...