Mother of Knowledge: Enlightenment of Yeshe Tsogyal


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Berkeley: Dharma Publishing, 1983. First edition. Softcover. 244pp. Three coloured plates, nine line drawings of manifestations of Padmasambhava. Text by Namkhai Nyingpo. Translated by Tarthang Tulku. Edited by Jane Wilhelms. Light wear to cover, corners rubbed, small marks to edges and rear, internally clean. A very good copy. 

A biography of Yeshe Tsogyal (c. 757 – 817 CE) considered the mother of Tibetan Buddhism. Also known by her Sanskrit name Jñānasāgara "Knowledge Ocean", she was the closest disciple of Padmasambhav and instrumental in transmitting the teachings to future generations. The book tells the story of her flight from home, life as a queen of Tibet and the stages of her spiritual training.