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By: Sarah Harding

Niguma: Lady of Illusion


 
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Author: Sarah Harding
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781559393614
Publication Date: Jan. 2011

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Providing a rare glimpse of feminine Buddhist history, Niguma, Lady of Illusion  brings to the forefront the life and teachings of a mysterious eleventh-century Kashmiri woman who became the source of a major Tibetan Buddhist practice lineage. More than an historical presentation, Niguma's story challenges the view that images of accomplished female practitioners are merely symbolic representations of the "feminine principle." In some cases they portray real spiritual leaders.

This volume includes the thirteen works that have been attributed to Niguma in the Tibetan Buddhist canon. These collected works form the basis of an ancient lineage, Shangpa, which continues to be actively studied and practiced today. These works include the source verses for such esoteric practices as the Six Yogas, the Great Seal, and the Chakrasamvara and Hevajra tantric practices that are widespread in Tibetan traditions.

418 Pages

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