Meeting the Great Bliss Queen

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  • Copyright: 2008-02-08
  • Publisher: Snow Lion
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Tibetan Buddhism and feminism, seemingly so different, both deal with the identity of individuals within society, and both stress the importance of direct experience as the core for their theoretical formulations. This book uses the image and practice of the Great Bliss Queen to show the similarities and differences of these two traditions in regard to the core issue of identity.

Author Biography

Anne Carolyn Klein is professor and chair of religious studies at Rice University

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Terms of the Discussion
Introduction: Opening the Conversation and Meeting the Great Bliss Queenp. 3
Persons: Then and Now, Here and Therep. 25
Practice and Theory
Mindfulness and Subjectivityp. 61
Gain or Drain? Compassion and the Self-Other Boundaryp. 89
Self: One Exists, the Other Doesn'tp. 123
Women and the Great Bliss Queen
Nondualism and the Great Bliss Queenp. 149
Becoming the Great Bliss Queen: Her Ritualp. 170
Inconclusionp. 195
Notesp. 207
Glossaryp. 277
Bibliographyp. 283
Indexp. 303
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