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Love and liberation : autobiographical writings of the Tibetan Buddhist Visionary Sera Khandro

Author: Sarah Jacoby
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Treats the life of Sera Khandro Künzang Dekyong Chönyi Wangmo (1892-1940) and her relationship to land, religion, sexuality, and her teacher Drime Özer (1881-1924). Contains close readings of considerable parts of her autobiographical writings.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Bde-baʼi-rdo-rje; Bde-baʼi-rdo-rje
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Jacoby
ISBN: 9780231147682 0231147686
OCLC Number: 879552660
Awards: Winner of E. Gene Smith Inner Asia Book Prize from the Association for Asian Studies 2016
Runner-up for Book Award for Excellence in Historical Studies 2015
Description: xxv, 422 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The life and times of Sera Khandro --
2. A guest in the sacred land of Golok --
3. Dakini dialogues --
4. Sacred sexuality --
5. Love between method and insight.
Responsibility: Sarah H. Jacoby.

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Fascinating and compelling, this is a rare autobiography of a Tibetan female religious master. Jacoby combines pioneering research with high scholarly standards and delivers in a readable style a Read more...

 
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