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Female Deities in Buddhism : A Concise Guide, Paperback / softback Book

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:
  • Category: Buddhism
  • ISBN: 9781899579532



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