Vanessa Sasson

Vanessa Sasson

In her books Yasodhara and the Buddha and The Gathering: A Story of the First Buddhist Women, Vanessa Sasson combines in-depth academic research with the spirit of fiction.

Recent Articles

Ésta es la práctica

Cuando el Buda atendió a un monje moribundo, le demostró cómo vivir, cómo morir, y cómo cuidar de los demás. Vanessa Sasson nos ofrece su versión de esta conmovedora historia.

This Is the Practice

When the Buddha tended to a dying monk, he demonstrated how to live, how to die, how to care for others. Vanessa Sasson offers her retelling of that poignant story.

The Handprint Left Behind

A young monk in Nepal practiced so many prostrations that he left his handprint pressed into a mat. Vanessa Sasson can’t forget him.