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Title Sarasvati's gift : the autobiography of Mayumi Oda--artist, activist, and modern Buddhist revolutionary / Mayumi Oda ; foreword by Robert A.F. Thurman.
Author Oda, Mayumi, 1941- author.
Publication Boulder, Colorado : Shambhala, [2020]
Edition First edition.
Description xxii, 136 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents My story begins -- Entering an unknown world -- Hearing Sarasvati's call -- Pan-Pacific culture.
Summary "Mayumi Oda is a ground-breaking Buddhist teacher, painter, and activist who doesn't separate her art, activism, and Buddhist practice. Born in Tokyo in 1941 to a creative, sophisticated family steeped in art and Buddhism, Mayumi has been an artist her entire life. Here she presents her life story and beautiful thanka paintings of the religious deities that have guided her along the way. With narrative's showing the profound insight that inspired each step along the way, this is a glimpse into the life ofan artist, an activist, and a practitioner traveling on the path to awakening"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Oda, Mayumi, 1941-
Artists -- United States -- Biography.
Japanese American artists -- Biography.
Buddhists -- United States -- Biography.
Pacifists -- United States -- Biography.
Genre Autobiographies.
Addl. Author Thurman, Robert A. F., writer of foreword.
ISBN 9781611808155
1611808154

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