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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; 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
OCLC Number: 61730731
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 220 pages)
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 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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