This article was witten in 1997 for the book Being Bodies: Buddhist Women on the Paradox of Embodiment, edited by Lenore Friedman and Susan Moon, and published by Shambhala. Joan Tollifson was asked by the editors to write something about her experience as a Buddhist meditator with a disability. She was on staff at Springwater Center when she wrote this, and no longer identified as a Buddhist, but was still am engaged in something that feels entirely congruent with the true heart of Buddhism. Enjoyng the Perfection of Imperfection is what is what she wrote.
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