The Female Buddha:  Discovering the Heart of Liberation and Love


Drawing on Guanyin as the central female deity of East Asian Buddhism, The Female Buddha brings us inspirational images to contemplate.  Paired with the brilliant words of women teachers from the time of the Buddha to the present day, this book is a celebration of truth and beauty.  The photographs and quotes reflect the wisdom of an ancient tradition and a vision of the awakened feminine in our time.  

The Luminous Buddha:

Image and Word


Combining uplifting quotes of the Buddha with stunning photographs of ancient statues, temples and kind faces The Luminous Buddha offers a contemplative experinence.   As an inspirational tabletop book, The Luminous Buddha is an excellent gift for practicing Buddhists and anyone seeking the teachings of a timeless wisdom tradition.

In the introduction Deborah shares meaningful moments from her journeys in Southeast Asia as well as the significance of the sacred icons she captures in the photos.  A foreword by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, author of The Rebel Buddha, offers a profound blessing to the reader.

Other Publications

Author and photographer Deborah Bowman, Forward by Sandy Boucher, hardback, 9.5X9, 80 color photos, 128 pages, available now. CLICK to order.

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When Your Spouse Comes Out: A Straight Mate’s Recovery Manual is available now.   Co-authored by Carol Grever, M.A. and Deborah Bowman, Ph.D.

As a psychologist, Deborah contributes to this book by presenting a compassionate approach to family relationships, personal healing and guidance in working with difficult emotions with mindfulness.

“Worthy of its name, this stunning collection on photos glow from within, illuminating the timeless wisdom of awakening.”

                        Judith Simmer-Brown, author of Dakini’s Warm Breath

“Deborah Bowman offers us a very practical, insightful and inspirational guide to cultivate wisdom and develop compassion.”

         Angeles Arrien, author of The Second Half of Life

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