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  • Author:
    Judith Simmer-Brown
  • ISBN:
    157062920X
  • ISBN13:
    978-1570629204
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    Shambhala; First Paperback Edition edition (December 10, 2002)
  • Pages:
    432 pages
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Simmer-Brown has written what is destined to be a classic among vajrayana practitioners, Buddhists of other schools .

Simmer-Brown has written what is destined to be a classic among vajrayana practitioners, Buddhists of other schools, and readers interested in Buddhism. A scholarly and fascinating exploration into the feminine principle in Tibetan Buddhism. From the Inside Flap.

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.

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Judith Simmer-Brown is Distinguished Professor of Contemplative and Religious Studies at Naropa University. Dakini's Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism. Shambhala Publications. She has expertise in Tibetan Buddhism, Women and Buddhism, Buddhist-Christian dialogue, Western Buddhism and Contemplative Education. ISBN 1-57062-720-7 Also published in Spanish, French, Dutch, and Polish translations. Simmer-Brown, Judith (1999). New York: Penguin Putnam, Inc.

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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 .

Learn about the feminine principle of the dakini in Tibetan Buddhism. Judith Simmer-Brown is a practicing Buddhist of more than 40 years and an acharya (senior dharma teacher) in the lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. In this talk she explores the answers to these questions about the dakini: Why is she red? Why is she attractive? What is the significance of her gender? Filmed on-site at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat as part of the March 2015 symposia Feminine and Masculine in the World’s Spiritual Traditions

Dakinis Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan. Simmer-Brown takes her title from the fact that dzogchen is a whispered tradition with instruction transmitted via the breath in the whispering voice of the teacher.

Dakinis Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan. By Judith Simmer-Brown. Boston: Shambhala Publications, 2001. The kins warm breath implies a quality of intimacy, the closeness to be able to hear the whisper, to feel the warmth, and the essential juicy truth of the teaching.

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.

Goldenfang
If you have some curiosity about these questions, this is the best book I have read on the subject. The presentation style is clear and comprehensive, (quite a feat to balance both of those attributes). This book is scholarly and carefully researched so there is a sense that you are not just reading somebody's opinion, but instead are being presented a historical overview that reveals the relevance of these issues to our current crisis. Since our meditation center, The Lexington Shambhala Meditation Center, is investigating the question of the feminine principle, and what that might mean for creating a more enlightened culture, we have recently reviewed over 20 books, (not a complete survey by any means), and gathered a number of people together to share our own experiences. We enjoyed conversation and dialogue about the implications for becoming personally more conscious and aware of the subtle, and life-giving, influence of the feminine principle in our personal realtionships and community. This is not a handbook but rather a wise guide whispering in your own listening ear.
GoodBuyMyFriends
It is a fabulous book about female Buddhist adherents.
Simple fellow
What an amazing job Simmer-Brown has done with her research, study, and practice in introducing us to the dakini! A must read for those wishing to known more about this largely secret facet of Indian and Tibetan spirituality.
Cel
scholarship, research excellent and explains a lot about Dakinis and Herukas, which I have always found it a litlte difficult to understand. Very helpful, well written.
VAZGINO
Such a great read!
Garr
This is the best book written on the figure of the dakini, the feminine wisdom archetype integral to Vajrayana Buddhism.
Bodwyn
she breaks down every aspect of Dakini that one may try to comprehend. There's allot of information and good insights
Dakinis are all in the news now. I've been into this path for decades. Nice to see a very knowledgeable writer take on the subject, and cut through the misinterpretations with ease and grace. Thank you!