OBLONG ONLINE: Barbara McHugh will discuss her new novel, "Bride of the Buddha," with local author Elizabeth Cunningham | Literary & Books | Chronogram Magazine

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OBLONG ONLINE: Barbara McHugh will discuss her new novel, "Bride of the Buddha," with local author Elizabeth Cunningham

When: Tue., Feb. 23, 7-8 p.m.

BRIDE OF BUDDHA is the story of Yasodhara, the abandoned wife of the Buddha. Facing society’s challenges, she transforms her rage into devotion to the path of liberation. Concealing her gender, she joins the monastic community and becomes the Buddha’s closest confidant, known in the scriptures as Ananda. She/he is the one who persuades the Buddha to allow women to join the order and attains awakening just in time to guide the council in preserving the Buddha’s teachings. Learn more or register now at oblongbooks.com!

Price: FREE

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