Part of the spiritual process for any of us is looking to models for inspiration and guidance. Within traditional religious settings, it has often been harder for women to find these models. It is in that spirit that I occasionally profile historical women mystics from all different religious backgrounds.
Mugai Nyobai – First Woman to Head a Zen Order (BellaOnline Buddhism site)
Pajapati – Buddha’s Stepmother and First Buddhist Nun (Bellaonline Buddhism site)
Yeshe Tsogyal – Tibetan Princess and Buddhist Master (Bellaonline Buddhism site)
Machig Labdron – Founder of Chod (Bellaonline Buddhism site)
Jomo Memo – 13th Century Tibetan ‘Terton’ (Bellaonline Buddhism site)