|Author(s) : Simmer-Brown, Judith
|Publishers Price : £22.00
|Wisdom Price : £14.30(save 35%)
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|ISBN : 157062920X|
|EAN : 9781570629204|
|Cover : Paperback|
|Pages : 404|
|Size : 228 x 150mm|
|Publisher : Shambhala Publications|
|Published : 2002|
|Category : Tibetan Buddhism: General
Category 2 : Women in Buddhism
The primary emblem of the feminine in Tibetan Buddhism is the dakini, or sky-dancer. In the spiritual journey of the meditator the dakini symbolizes levels of personal realization; the sacredness of the body; the profound meeting point of body and mind in meditation; the visionary realm of ritual practice; and the empty, spacious qualities of mind itself.
"In this thoroughly researched and richly nuanced study, she has analyzed one of the most elusive yet powerful symbols of Tibetan tanric Buddhism, while avoiding the reductionist pitfalls of either Jungian or feminist models of interpretation. Simmer-Brown shows us how the dakini, within the context of tantric practice, is both the practitioner`s ultimate guide and innermost spiritual subjectivity. Thus she confirms, reverses, and transcends contemporary views of gender as well as symbol. This work breathes new life into an ancient mystery. It should supersede all previous explorations of the dakini principle." Janice Willis.
"This book is a treasure trove of information bringing forth the riches of the feminine in the tantric Buddhist tradition as it emerges and flowers in the West." Tsultrim Allione.
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