The Lives and Liberation of Princess Mandarava

The Indian Consort of Padmasambhava


240 pages, 6 x 8.25 inches


ISBN 9780861711444

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“An extraordinary story from the heart of Tibetan religious culture.”—Janet Gyatso, Harvard University

Mon, 01/21/2013 - 12:35 -- wisdom

This lucid translation of a rare Tibetan text makes available for the first time to Western readers the remarkable life story of Princess Madarava. As the principal consort of the eighth century Indian master Padmasambhava before he introduced tantric Buddhism to Tibet, Mandarava is the Indian counterpart of the Tibetan consort Yeshe Tsogyal. Lives and Liberation recounts her struggles and triumphs as a Buddhist adept throughout her many lives and is an authentic deliverance story of a female Buddhist master. Those who read this book will gain inspiration and encouragement on the path to liberation.

Learn more about Princess Mandarava at the Treasury of Lives.