Yasodhara: A Novel about the Buddha's Wife

Tuesday, March 5 at 2:00pm to 3:20pm

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Zumberge Hall (ZHS), 159
3651 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

A book talk by Prof. Vanessa Sasson.

The Buddha and his wife were together for lifetimes, but in their final lives
together, he abandoned her (the day she gave birth to their son) to pursue his
quest for awakening. Vanessa R. Sasson examines the hagiographical literature and argues that when he made his Great Departure, the Bodhisattva renounced more than his family and his throne. He also renounced his lovestory.

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Lecture / Talk / Workshop


Students, Faculty/Staff


University Park Campus


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