Lady of the Lotus-Born
The first Tibetan ever to attain enlightenment was in all probability a woman: Yeshe Tsogyal, closest disciple of Padmasambhava, the master who introduced the Buddhist teachings to Tibet in the eighth century. This book is not only her biography; it is a colorful and intriguing picture of Tibet at the beginning of the Buddhist era—a time of upheaval, when royal patronage w...more
Hardcover, 254 pages
Published June 22nd 1999 by Shambhala
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Sep 20, 2012 Stephy rated it 4 of 5 stars
This is the story of the first Tibetan to reach Enlightenment. This book is biography, history, cultural change, and personal change, all packed very closely together. There is too much here to speed read. This is a book one reads a bit of, and goes on with life until it settles in, and then reads more. It took me an incredibly long time to absorb as much as I have, and I expect to re-read this next year to pick up som of what I missed. I love Tibetan history. I am fascinated by the women in Bud...more