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Women of Wisdom.
Allione, Tsultrim.
London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1984.

So Close to Heaven: The Vanishing Buddhist Kingdoms of the Himalayas.
Crossette, Barbara.
New York: Vintage, 1996.

Determination: Tibetan Women and the Struggle for an Independent Tibet.
Devine, Carol.
Toronto, Vauve Press, 1991.

Women’s Buddhism, Buddhism’s Women: Tradition, Revision, Renewal.
Findly, Ellison Banks, ed.
Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2000.

The Golden Yoke: The Legal Cosmology of Buddhist Tibet.
French, Rebecca Redwood.
Ithaca, N.Y.: Snow Lion, 2002.

Servants of the Buddha: Winter in a Himalayan Convent.
Grimshaw, Anna.
Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 1994.

Buddhism After Patriarchy: A Feminist History, Analysis, and Reconstruction of Buddhism.
Gross, Rita M.
Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1993.

Tibetan Buddhist Nuns.
Havnevik, Hanna.
Oslo: Norwegian University Press, 1990.

Meeting the Great Bliss Queen: Buddhists, Feminists, and the Art of the Self.
Klein, Anne C.
Boston: Beacon Press, 1994.

Women in Buddhism: Images of the Feminine in Mahyna Tradition.
Paul, Diana.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985.

Sakyadhita: Daughters of the Buddha.
Tsomo, Karma Lekshe.
Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications, 1988.

---- Buddhist Women and Social Justice: Ideals, Challenges, and Achievements.
Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, Forthcoming.

---- Innovative Women in Buddhism: Swimming Against the Stream.
Surrey, England: Curzon Press, 2000.

---- Buddhist Women Across Cultures: Realizations.
Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1999.

Spirited Women: Gender, Religion, and Cultural Identity in the Nepal Himalaya.
Watkins, Joanne C.
New York: Columbia University Press, 1996.

Feminine Ground: Essays on Women and Tibet.
Willis, Janice D.
Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications, 1989.

(available in VHS and DVD format from amazon.com)

¨The Cup¨, directed by Khyentse Norbu
¨Himalaya (Caravan)¨, directed by Eric Valli
¨Kundun¨, directed by Martin Scorsese
¨The Saltmen of Tibet¨, directed by Ulrike Koch
¨Windhorse¨, directed by Paul Wagner