Hidden Treasure
From the Editors / Hidden Treasure

Hidden Treasure

Dakini’s Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism by Judith Simmer-Brown Dakinis—those semi-wrathful feminine figures of Tibetan Buddhist cosmology—get a bum rap today. They often end up serving as poster-girls for goddess-spirituality or as exemplars of the “shadow” for proponents of Jungian psychology. The reality is a lot more complex than that—and much more … Continue reading

Nagarjuna
From the Editors

Nagarjuna

from Butön’s History of Buddhism in India and Its Spread to Tibet Four hundred years after the Buddha passed away, in the southern country of Vidarbha, there lived a prosperous Brahmin who was childless. In a dream, gods foretold that if he invited one hundred Brahmins to a religious festival, a son would be born … Continue reading

The Seventeen Panditas
From the Editors / Great Masters

The Seventeen Panditas

Image from http://www.rigpashedra.org/ His Holiness the Dalai Lama has often said that Tibetan Buddhism is none other than the Buddhism of India in the tradition of Nalanda, the great center of Buddhist learning that was located in present-day Bihar, India. Many of the greatest masters and scholars in Indian Buddhism resided—and often presided—at this monastic … Continue reading