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Providing a rare glimpse of feminine Buddhist history, Niguma, Lady of Illusion brings to the forefront the life and teachings of a mysterious eleventh-century Kashmiri woman who became the source of a major Tibetan Buddhist practice lineage. More than an historical presentation, Niguma's story challenges the view that images of women in Buddhism are merely symbolic repres ...more
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Published January 16th 2011 by Snow Lion Publications (first published November 16th 2010)
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Great translations of some lesser-known aspects of Niguma's life and practice, and her lineage and transmission, as well as the widely-known (In Tibetan Buddhist circles, at least) GyuMa LamRim.
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Lama Sarah Harding has been a Buddhist practitioner since 1974 and has been teaching and translating since completing a three-year retreat in 1980 under the guidance of Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche, after which she was recognized as a qualified lama in the Shangpa Kagyu tradition. She is an associate professor of Religious Studies at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, where she has been teaching sinc ...more
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