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The Resource Love and liberation : autobiographical writings of the Tibetan Buddhist visionary Sera Khandro, Sarah H. Jacoby

Love and liberation : autobiographical writings of the Tibetan Buddhist visionary Sera Khandro, Sarah H. Jacoby

Label
Love and liberation : autobiographical writings of the Tibetan Buddhist visionary Sera Khandro
Title
Love and liberation
Title remainder
autobiographical writings of the Tibetan Buddhist visionary Sera Khandro
Statement of responsibility
Sarah H. Jacoby
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Love and Liberation reads the autobiographical and biographical writings of one of the few Tibetan Buddhist women to record the story of her life. Sera Khandro Künzang Dekyong Chönyi Wangmo (also called Dewé Dorjé, 1892-1940) was extraordinary not only for achieving religious mastery as a Tibetan Buddhist visionary and guru to many lamas, monastics, and laity in the Golok region of eastern Tibet, but also for her candor. This book listens to Sera Khandro's conversations with land deities, dakinis, bodhisattvas, lamas, and fellow religious community members whose voices interweave with her own to narrate what is a story of both love between Sera Khandro and her guru, Drimé Özer, and spiritual liberation. Sarah H. Jacoby's analysis focuses on the status of the female body in Sera Khandro's texts, the virtue of celibacy versus the expediency of sexuality for religious purposes, and the difference between profane lust and sacred love between male and female tantric partners. Her findings add new dimensions to our understanding of Tibetan Buddhist consort practices, complicating standard scriptural presentations of male subject and female aide. Sera Khandro depicts herself and Drimé Özer as inseparable embodiments of insight and method that together form the Vajrayana Buddhist vision of complete buddhahood. By advancing this complementary sacred partnership, Sera Khandro carved a place for herself as a female virtuoso in the male-dominated sphere of early twentieth-century Tibetan religion
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jacoby, Sarah
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buddhist women
  • Women religious leaders
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • RELIGION
  • Buddhist women
  • Women religious leaders
  • China
  • Andere Religionen
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Culture and History of non-European Territories
  • History
Label
Love and liberation : autobiographical writings of the Tibetan Buddhist visionary Sera Khandro, Sarah H. Jacoby
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • 1. THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SERA KHANDRO
  • 2. A GUEST IN THE SACRED LAND OF GOLOK
  • 3. ḌĀKINĪ DIALOGUES
  • 4. SACRED SEXUALITY
  • 5. LOVE BETWEEN METHOD AND INSIGHT
  • EPILOGUE: Love After Death
  • Spelling of Key Tibetan Names and Terms
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Frontmatter
  • Index
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • Technical Note on Tibetan and Sanskrit Words
  • Abbreviations
  • Chronology
  • Maps
Control code
ocn894300082
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 422 pages .)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
De Gruyter allows unlimited users access at one time (10.07.18)
Isbn
9780231519533
Lccn
2013043777
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/jaco14768
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • d4bc4304-6373-4cb5-95c6-6bc51c70a0d6
  • 22573/ctt148242z
Publisher number
MWT11864344
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)894300082
Label
Love and liberation : autobiographical writings of the Tibetan Buddhist visionary Sera Khandro, Sarah H. Jacoby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • 1. THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SERA KHANDRO
  • 2. A GUEST IN THE SACRED LAND OF GOLOK
  • 3. ḌĀKINĪ DIALOGUES
  • 4. SACRED SEXUALITY
  • 5. LOVE BETWEEN METHOD AND INSIGHT
  • EPILOGUE: Love After Death
  • Spelling of Key Tibetan Names and Terms
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Frontmatter
  • Index
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • Technical Note on Tibetan and Sanskrit Words
  • Abbreviations
  • Chronology
  • Maps
Control code
ocn894300082
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 422 pages .)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
De Gruyter allows unlimited users access at one time (10.07.18)
Isbn
9780231519533
Lccn
2013043777
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/jaco14768
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • d4bc4304-6373-4cb5-95c6-6bc51c70a0d6
  • 22573/ctt148242z
Publisher number
MWT11864344
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)894300082

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