Jan Willis

Jan Willis is a professor emerita of religion at Wesleyan University and currently a visiting professor at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. She is the editor of and a contributor to Feminine Ground: Essays on Women and Tibet and the author of Enlightened Beings: Life Stories from the Ganden Oral Tradition.

Magazine Personal Reflections

Freedom: Guns or Dharma

Jan Willis’s critical choice: join with the Black Panthers in an armed fight for freedom, or return to Nepal to study the dharma. This was the decision she faced upon graduating from Cornell University in 1969. I had already made up my mind to return to Nepal after leaving Cornell when I picked up a […]

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