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When a woman becomes a religious dynasty : the Samding Dorje Phagmo of Tibet

Author: Hildegard Diemberger
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the fifteenth century, the princess Chokyi Dronma was told by the leading spiritual masters of her time that she was the embodiment of the ancient Indian tantric deity Vajravarahi, known in Tibetan as Dorje Phagmo, the Thunderbolt Female Pig. After suffering a great personal tragedy, Chokyi Dronma renounced her royal status to become a nun, and, in turn, the tantric consort of three outstanding religious masters  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Diemberger, Hildegard.
When a woman becomes a religious dynasty.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2007000291
Named Person: Chos-kyi-sgron-ma; Chos-kyi-sgron-ma; Chos-kyi-sgron-ma; Chos-kyi-sgron-ma.; Vajravārāhī; Chos-kyi-sgron-ma; Vajravārāhī
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hildegard Diemberger
ISBN: 0231512465 9780231512466
OCLC Number: 929538556
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 394 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), map
Contents: List of illustrations --
Foreword / Marilyn Strathern --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
pt. 1 --
1. The world of Chokyi Dronma --
2. The life of Chokyi Dronma --
3. The manuscript and its enigmas --
4. Princess, nun, yoginī --
pt. 2. Translation of the biography of the venerable Chokyi Dronma --
pt. 3 --
5. Succession and spiritual lineages : meaning and mysteries of Chokyi Dronma's reincarnation --
6. "Lady of the lake": the Dorje Phagmo at Samding --
7. Dorje Phagmo in the twentieth century : embodied divinity and government cadre --
8. The living tradition and the legacy of the princess --
Epilogue --
Twin reincarnation line and tentative chronology --
The families of Choki Dronma --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Hildegard Diemberger.
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In the fifteenth century, the princess Chokyi Dronma was told by the leading spiritual masters of her time that she was the embodiment of the ancient Indian tantric deity Vajravarahi, known in Tibetan as Dorje Phagmo, the Thunderbolt Female Pig. After suffering a great personal tragedy, Chokyi Dronma renounced her royal status to become a nun, and, in turn, the tantric consort of three outstanding religious masters of her era. After her death, Chokyi Dronma's masters and disciples recognized a young girl as her reincarnation, the first in a long, powerful, and influential female lineag.

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