Dakini's warm breath: the feminine principle in Tibetan Buddhism

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Shambhala : ;
Pub. Date:
2001.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
Description
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 as a psychological "shadow," a feminine savior, or an objectified product of patriarchal fantasy. According to Judith Simmer-Brown-who writes from the point of view of an experienced practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism-such interpretations are inadequate. In the spiritual journey of the meditator, Simmer-Brown demonstrates, the dakini symbolizes levels of personal realization: the sacredness of the body, both female and male; the profound meeting point of body and mind in meditation; the visionary realm of ritual practice; and the empty, spacious qualities of mind itself. When the meditator encounters the dakini, living spiritual experience is activated in a nonconceptual manner by her direct gaze, her radiant body, and her compassionate revelation of reality. Grounded in the author's personal encounter with the dakini, this unique study will appeal to both male and female spiritual seekers interested in goddess worship, women's spirituality, and the tantric tradition.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9781570627200
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDbc8d9f75-a2c5-0438-89c5-efa8859abd39
Grouping Titledakini s warm breath the feminine principle in tibetan buddhism
Grouping Authorsimmer brown judith
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-06-04 01:06:49AM
Last Indexed2019-11-19 03:58:58AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorSimmer-Brown, Judith.
author_displaySimmer-Brown, Judith
available_at_wilkinsonTelluride Wilkinson Library
detailed_location_wilkinsonTELL WPL Adult NonFiction
display_description
format_category_wilkinsonBooks
format_wilkinsonBook
idbc8d9f75-a2c5-0438-89c5-efa8859abd39
isbn9781570627200
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b19642957.i29567105TELL WPL Adult NonFiction294.342 SIM1falsefalseOn Shelftlwnf
itype_wilkinsonAdult non-fiction
last_indexed2019-11-19T10:58:58.786Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_wilkinson294.342 SIM
owning_library_wilkinsonTelluride
owning_location_wilkinsonTelluride Wilkinson Library
primary_isbn9781570627200
publishDate2001
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b19642957BookBooks1st ed.EnglishShambhala : ;2001.xxv, 404 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_wilkinson
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b19642957.i29567105On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue26, 27, 28, 29, 30
subject_facetBuddhism -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region
Femininity -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism
Ḍākinī -- (Buddhist deity)
title_displayDakini's warm breath : the feminine principle in Tibetan Buddhism
title_fullDakini's warm breath : the feminine principle in Tibetan Buddhism / Judith Simmer-Brown
title_shortDakini's warm breath
title_subthe feminine principle in Tibetan Buddhism
topic_facetBuddhism
Femininity
Religious aspects
Ḍākinī