The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism
This book length discussion of dakinis the "sky-dancer" semi wrathful spirit woman shows how the dakini, within the context of tantric practice, is both the practitioner's ultimate guide and innermost spiritual subjectivity. This text should supersede all previous explorations of the dakini principle. Demonstrates how the dakini symbolizes levels of personal realization: the sacredness of the body, both female and male; the profound meeting point of body and mind in meditation; the visionary realm of ritual practice; and the empty, spacious qualities of mind itself.
This unique study will appeal to spiritual seekers interested in goddess worship, women's spirituality, and the tantric tradition.
Illustrated, extensive notes, selected bibliography, Tibetan transliterations and Sanskrit equivalents, index.
Dakini's Warm Breath, Judith Simmer-Brown, Shambhala Publications, 404 pages, Paperback, $22.95