Dakini's Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism
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Dakini's Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism

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The primary emblem of the feminine in Tibetan Buddhism is the dakini, or "sky-dancer," a semi-wrathful spirit-woman who manifests in visions, dreams, and meditation experiences. Western scholars and interpreters of the dakini, influenced by Jungian psychology and feminist goddess theology, have shaped a contemporary critique of Tibetan Buddhism in which the dakini is seen...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published December 10th 2002 by Shambhala (first published 2001)
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You know how every once awhile you read a book and it crashes into you like a torrid new love affair? This book did that to me -- it has taken me weeks to get through it because I keep having to put it down because a sentence has completely engulfed me and I have to let it soak in for awhile. I read this book at the perfect time; it has intersected with my level of spiritual development and the rest of my current practice and journey in a profoundly transformative and powerful way, and left me d...more
Quite a remarkable and ambitious book. Quite interesting from either an academic religious studies standpoint or a Buddhist practitioners standpoint (although there are certainly chapters that would challenge someone from each group.)
May 19, 2013 Karen added it
The feminine principle in Tibetan Buddhism is something I got interested in my recent appreciation of thanka paintings and symbolic art. I keep a dictionary handy for this academic presentation of the material. It will take me a few weeks to finish it.
Justin Souter
Extraordinary and inspirational - a tremendous work of insight and erudition.
Randi Hope
great book but not very accurate according to Hindus.

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