The Life and Visions of Yeshe Tsogyal

The Autobiography of the Great Wisdom Queen
Genre: Religion
Original Publish Date: Aug 22, 2017
Product Number: EB00702188
Released: Aug 22, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780834840928
Publisher: Snow Lion
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A new biography of Yeshe Tsogyal, the mother of Buddhism in Tibet, who is considered an enlightened being by millions throughout the Himalayan region as well as the West and remains a powerful female role model of spiritual accomplishment and perfection. The many layers of the heroic life of Yeshe Tsogyal, Tibet's best-known dakini and female master, are revealed in this inspiring work. Translated here for the first time, this terma, or "hidden treasure," presents an outer narrative of her birth, family, and struggles in a traditional male-dominated society; an inner account of her meetings with the great master Padmasambhava; and a secret chronicle of her retreat at Chimpu and her visionary journey to Oddiyana. This accomplished translation is enriched by the refreshing insights of six contemporary scholars and teachers of Tibetan Buddhism, making this invaluable guide to the life of Yeshe Tsogyal a treasure for practitioners, scholars, and anyone intent on the possibility of awakening.