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Sky Dancer: The Secret Life & Songs of the Lady Yeshe Tsogyel

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One of the few texts dealing with the spiritual evolution of a female aspirant.
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Published July 25th 1996 by Snow Lion Publications (first published 1984)
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Ludmirska
"so be composed, tsogyelma! you and i will never part. but on the relative plane, farewell! and through my compassionate prayer, may tibet be happy."
Marzi
May 27, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: buddhist, women, spiritual seekers
a bit sensationalized view of the life of the leading female teacher of tibetan buddhism, yeshe tsogyal.
Scott Rennie
Nov 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read parts of this book for a few years now but this is the first time I've read it from cover to cover. The main part of this book is moderately difficult to access, being Yeshe Tsogyal's own account of her life, however there is some juice in there so it is worthwhile to read. My favourite part though was Keith Dowman's commentary which is wonderful in explaining some aspects of the Tantra of Padmasambhava and Yeshe Tsogyal. Thoroughly recommended but best appreciated with several years ...more
Thomas
Jun 24, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This translation is I think the first direct translation published in English. Thank you to Keith Dowman for doing this. And also to Robert Beer for the cover art. Personally though, I much prefer the later translation called "Lady of the Lotus-Born" Translated by the Padmakara translation group.
Noelle
Dec 04, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So far, like nothing I ever read, and it's suppossed to be a true story.
It's fancy, Update: It's really kinda wild, a keeper. Has some beautiful illustrations too.
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