Buddhism and feminist theory both study the self and context, although often from seemingly disparate and opposing perspectives. Feminism includes recognizing how our individual and cultural experiences affect the way we make meanings. Buddhism teaches that there is a relative and absolute aspect to all phenomena: we are individuals and yet not separate from one another. This paper addresses identity from both a feminist and Buddhist perspective. A case example is used to present the ways both Buddhist teachings and feminist therapy theory can be interwoven to understand suffering, trauma and how our experiences affect our sense of self. [Article copies available for a fee from The Haworth Document Delivery Service: 1-800-HAWORTH. E-mail address: <[email protected]> Website: < https://www.HaworthPress.com > © 2001 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.]