Sky Dancer / Edition 1

Sky Dancer / Edition 1

by Keith Dowman
ISBN-10:
1559390654
ISBN-13:
9781559390651
Pub. Date:
01/28/1996
Publisher:
Shambhala
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Overview

Sky Dancer / Edition 1

Yeshe Tsogyel, consort of Guru Padmasambhava, is the most famous of the enlightened women of Tibet. Women have a special place in tantra, but except for Sky Dancer there are few writings that present the spiritual practices and evolution of female aspirants. Here women are in an eminent position, and a path of practice is given for present-day initiates to emulate. Keith Dowman has added a commentary on the path of inner tantra, woman and the dakini, and the Nyingma lineages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781559390651
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 01/28/1996
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 379
Sales rank: 898,385
Product dimensions: 6.01(w) x 8.97(h) x 1.11(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Trinley Norbu Rimpocheix
Translator's Introductionxii
THE SECRET LIFE AND SONGS OF THE LADY YESHE TSOGYEL
Homage3
Protection3
Gyelwa Jangchub's Introduction4
1 Tsogyel's Conception6
2 Auspicious Omens and Birth10
3 Disillusionment and Meeting the Master15
4 Initiation and Instruction25
5 Meditation, Austerity and Spiritual Accomplishment65
6 Signs of Success and Proofs of Power94
7 Establishing, Spreading and Perpetuating the Teaching97
8 Fruition and Buddhahood142
Notes to the Text188
COMMENTARY
1 The Path of the Inner Tantra217
2 Woman and the Dakini253
3 The Nyingma Lineages274
4 The Historical Background305
Notes to the Commentary345
Indexes354
Index of Tibetan Words354
Index of SanskritWords359
Index of Texts361
Index to Place-Names362
Index of Men, Buddhas, Gods and Demons369

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