Female Deities in Buddhism : A Concise Guide Paperback / softback
Queens and old crones, Buddhas and goddesses, mothers and wild women.
The female deities of Buddhism inspire, beguile, rouse and protect us.
This is a practical introduction to the major female deities of Buddhism suitable for general readers and includes figures from Tibet, India and China.
It includes: the main figures encountered by Westerners; the meaning and purpose of mantras, sacred symbols, colours and art; a clear account of Buddhist visualization practice and how it works; an exploration of the place of women and the feminine divine in Buddhism; and over 20 figures including the five Wisdom Queens, female Buddhas of the mandala - White Tara and Vijaya, bringers of long life - Kwan Yin and Green Tara, the embodiments of compassion - passionate and fearless Sky-Dancers; and the Buddhas of Wisdom - the wrathful protectress.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 144 pages, 5 b&w illustrations, 8 colour plates
- Publisher: Windhorse Publications
- Publication Date: 03/02/2003
- Category: Buddhism
- ISBN: 9781899579532