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Author Mullin, Glenn H.

Title Female Buddhas : women of enlightenment in Tibetan mystical art / Glenn H. Mullin with Jeff J. Watt ; art from the collection of the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation ; photographs of Tibet by Marcia Keegan
Edition First edition
Published Santa Fe : Clear Light Publishers, [2003]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  700.48294363 Rubin Mul/Fbw  AVAILABLE
Description 231 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents Pt. 1. An overview of the tradition. In praise of the feminine ; Male & female Buddhas ; Buddha Shakyamuni ; The Buddhist legend in India ; The Sutra way ; The doctrine of the Three Kayas ; Tantra, mantra & mandala ; The Tantra way ; Three jewels, three roots & three types of female Buddhas ; Tibetan mystical art as pictorial language ; The story of Tibetan mystical art ; Concluding reflections. -- Pt. 2. Treasures from the Rubin Collection. Arya Tara ; Healing trinity ; Female Buddhas with an agenda ; The Yum in Yab Yum ; The Vajra Dakinis ; Female Buddhas & their mandalas ; Female Dharma protectors ; Great female lineage masters. -- Pt. 3. Epilogue. A Dakini song from the Seventh Dalai Lama
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 224) and index
Subject Rubin, Shelley -- Art collections.
Rubin, Donald -- Art collections.
Tantric-Buddhist art -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region.
Buddhism -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region -- Doctrines.
Art, Tibetan.
Buddhist art and symbolism -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region.
Buddhist goddesses in art.
Art -- Private collections -- New York (State)
Author Watt, Jeff J
Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation.
LC no. 2002012577
ISBN 1574160680 paperback