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Posted December 29, 2012
Simmer-Brown applies a lifetime of learning and practice to this
Simmer-Brown applies a lifetime of learning and practice to this exploration of Tibetan dakini traditions. With the guidance of numerous Tibetan teachers, she gives us the lore of enlightened women--real founders of spiritual lineages, classical images of inner liberation, voices of wisdom, tales of visionary guides, or modern women who are teaching today. The author explains the significance and role of these traditions in Tibetan Buddhism, both historically, and for individual seekers of enlightenment. She carefully puts Western interpretations in context, showing how Jungian psychology or modern feminism impose a polemic view of Tibet's dakinis. She refers to Tibetan female teachers themselves, who explain their struggles in a patriarchal culture, but point to a deeper kind of identity, beyond any duality of male and female.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
--author of A Galaxy of Immortal Women: The Yin Side of Chinese Civilization
Posted May 5, 2001
A great book about feminine principle
It is a book worth reading. it shows a side of feminine principle that many never see, the Tibetan-Buddist side. I have waited a long time to see a book like this, and now that it's here I can hardly controll my urge to read all of it!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 23, 2014
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