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Himalayan hermitess : the life of a Tibetan Buddhist nun

Author: Kurtis R Schaeffer
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Orgyan Chokyi spent her entire life in Dolpo, expressly forbidden to write her life story by her master. Despite being illiterate she did so anyway, after receiving divine inspiration to compose one of the most forthright and engaging spiritual autobiographies of the Tibetan literary tradition.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Schaeffer, Kurtis R.
Himalayan hermitess.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2003012367
(OCoLC)52424038
Named Person: Orgyan Chokyi; Xo-rgyan-chos-skyid; Orgyan Chokyi.
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kurtis R Schaeffer
ISBN: 1423726332 9781423726333 9780195348422 0195348427 1280704306 9781280704307 9780199849932 0199849935 9786610704309 6610704309
OCLC Number: 61730731
Language Note: With English translation of the Life of Orgyan Chokyi.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 220 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: pt. 1. The Buddhist Himalaya of Orgyan Chokyi. The religious world of the hermitess ; The life of the hermitess ; Sorrow and joy ; Women, men, suffering ; Religious practice. --
pt. 2. The life of Orgyan Chokyi. --
Appendix: Characters in the life of Orgyan Chokyi.
Responsibility: Kurtis R. Schaeffer.

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Orgyan Chokyi (1675-1729) spent her life in Dolpo, the highest inhabited region of the Nepal Himalayas. Illiterate and expressly forbidden by her master to write her own life story, Orgyan Chokyi  Read more...

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A significant contribution toward filling the lacuna of research on female-authored Himalayan Buddhist sources. * Sarah H. Jacoby, The Journal of Asian Studies *

 
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