Nous avons le plaisir de vous convier à la troisième conférence du cycle des conférences SFEMT 2013-2014, le jeudi 13 février 2014 de 17h à 18h30 :
Pr. Elisabeth Benard (University of Puget Sound) :
« Born to Practice: Sakya Jetsunma Phenomenon »
(Maison de l’Asie, 22 avenue du Président Wilson, 75016 Paris, salle du rdc)
Two Sakya Jetsunmas (Himalyanart.org #57068)
The prominent Sakya Khon family, which established itself by the 11th century in Sakya, Tibet has written extensive genealogies about their family members, focused primarily on the male members. Though entries about the daughters known as the Jetsunmas are sparse, one can find fascinating information about the more eminent practitioners and teachers among them. Their hidden world needs to be brought to light and their achievements must be recognized in any account of spiritual lives of Tibetan women, past and present.
In this presentation, I shall discuss the general aspects of being a Sakya Khon Jetsunma and highlight two biographies: firstly, of the contemporary Jetsun Kushok Chime Luding Rinpoche who resides in Canada and is one of the more important female teachers of this century and secondly, I will discuss the 18th century Jetsunma Chime Tenpai Nyima who was an illustrious teacher and practitioner. She was best known for her inclusion in the guru transmission lineage of Naro-Vajrayogini. These Jetsunmas are a wonderful example of Tibetan women who were encouraged by their families and the society to be religious practitioners.