Parution de The Sakya Jetsunmas. The Hidden World of Tibetan Female Lamas

Elisabeth Benard annonce la parution d’un nouveau livre intitulé  

The Sakya Jetsunmas. The Hidden World of Tibetan Female Lamas.

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Résumé du livre :
The Sakya Jetsunmas is the first in-depth study of the great female Buddhist practitioners born into the Khon family of Tibet. These Jetsunmas (“venerable women”) received the same training as their brothers, taught some of the most famous male lamas of their times, and—in rare documented examples of transmission from one female adept to another—sometimes taught a great niece who also became a renowned teacher.Distilling historical textual sources, oral tradition, and contemporary interviews, this book profiles Jetsunma Chime Tenpai Nyima (1756–ca. 1855), Jetsunma Tamdrin Wangmo (1836–96), Kyabgon Pema Trinlei (1874–ca. 1950), and Jetsun Kushok Chimey Luding (b. 1938), and introduces Jetsunma Kunga Trinley (b. 2007).