Susan Elbaum Jootla

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Susan Elbaum Jootla was born in New York City and obtained B.A. and M.A. degrees in Library Science from the University of Michigan. She lives in the Western Himalayan hill station of Dalhousie with her husband, Balbir S. Jootla. They have both been practicing Vipassana meditation in the tradition of the late Sayagyi U Ba Khin of Burma since 1970 and are now students of his leading disciple, Mother Sayama, who directs the International Meditation Centres in England and Rangoon.

Buddhist publications

  • Inspiration from Enlightened Nuns, by Susan Elbaum Jootla (Buddhist Publication Society Wheel Publication No. 349; 1988; 84k/29pp.)
  • Investigation for Insight, by Susan Elbaum Jootla (Buddhist Publication Society Wheel Publication No. 301; 1983; 113k/37pp.)
  • "The Practice of Giving," by Susan Elbaum Jootla, in Dana: The Practice of Giving, edited by Bhikkhu Bodhi (Buddhist Publication Society "Wheel" No. 367/369; 1990; 114k/38pp.)
  • "Right Livelihood: The Noble Eightfold path in the Working Life," by Susan Elbaum Jootla, in The Buddhist Layman (Buddhist Publication Society "Wheel" No. 294/295; 1982; 142k/38pp.)
  • A Taste of the Holy Life: An Account of an International Ordination in Myanmar, by Susan Elbaum Jootla (Buddhist Publication Society Bodhi Leaves No. 133; 1994; 32k/8pp.)
  • Teacher of the Devas, by Susan Elbaum Jootla (Buddhist Publication Society Wheel Publication No. 414; 1997; 115k/38pp.)