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Here, for the first time in any Western language, are the sacred biographies of six great tantric meditators from the Gelukpa school of Tibetan Buddhism. These life stories - or namtar - are actually tales of liberation. Part of a distinct tradition in Tibetan Buddhism, they are meant not only to inspire but also to instruct others on the path to enlightenment.

In Professor Willis's introduction and detailed annotations, you'll gain a wealth of information about how to read and interpret namtar texts, as well as some valuable insights into the religious and political worlds in which these early Tibetan masters studied, practiced, and became enlightened beings in their lifetimes.

Synopsis:

Jan Willis provides a wealth of information about six mahamudra masters from the Geluk school of Tibetan Buddhism and how they studied, practiced, meditated, and became enlightened beings in their lifetimes.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-274) and index.

About the Author

Jan Willis is Professor Emerita of Religion at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Born in Docena, Alabama, in 1948 and profoundly affected by the Civil Rights movement, she majored in philosophy at Cornell University and met Buddhism while traveling in Asia in the 1970s. She went on to earn her PhD in Buddhist Studies at Columbia University and has studied with Tibetan Buddhists in India, Nepal, Switzerland, and the U.S. for over four decades. The author of several books and numerous articles and essays on Buddhist philosophy and history, meditation, women and Buddhism and Buddhism and race, her memoir Dreaming Me: Black, Baptist, and Buddhist was first published in 2001. In December of 2000, Time named Willis one of six "spiritual innovators for the new millennium." In 2003, she was a recipient of Wesleyan University's Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching. In September of 2005, Newsweek's "Spirituality in America" issue included a profile of her and, in its May 2007 edition, Ebony magazine named Willis one of its "Power 150" most influential African Americans.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780861710683
Author:
Willis, Janice D.
Publisher:
Wisdom Publications (MA)
Author:
Willis, Jan
Author:
Willis, Janice D.
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
China
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Tibet
Subject:
Lamas
Subject:
Lamas -- China -- Tibet -- Biography.
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Buddhism - Tibetan
Subject:
RELIGION / Buddhism/General
Subject:
Biography-Religious
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
89-5
Publication Date:
19950631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
318
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 16.5 oz

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