Luminous Moonlight: The Life of Do Dasal Wangmo

luminous_book_coverTara Mandala launched Dakini Day, July 2, 2013, with the launching of ‘Machig Publications’ with the groundbreaking release of “Luminous Moonlight: The Life of Do Dasal Wangmo,” the great-granddaughter and lineage holder of the great Terton Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje.

From Tara Mandala:

On July 2, 2013 Tara Mandala is launching a publishing company entitled Machig Publications with their first book, “Luminous Moonlight: The Life of Do Dasal Wangmo” translated by Sarah Schneider, with an extensive introduction by Lama Tsultrim Allione. We are pleased to announce the publication of this first book, which is a biography of the great-granddaughter of Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje (1800-1866), the tertön (treasure revealer), of the Dzinpa Rangdröl cycle of teachings, which is the focus of the seven-year Gateway program being initiated this week at Tara Mandala.

Do Dasal Wangmo is a well known Tibetan physician and the last of the family lineage holders. She is a reincarnation of Do Khyentse’s sister Lösal Drolma, who was the Dharma heir for the extraordinary cycle of teachings called Dzinpa Rangdröl. In 2010 Lama Tsultrim, facilitated by Sang-ngag Rinpoche and Alec Zenkar Rinpoche, had the great fortune to meet Do Dasal Wangmo who was 83 years old at the time, in Dartsedo where Do Khyentse resided. Sarah Schneider was present as translator and began the translation at that time. The book includes photos of Dasal Wangmo, the lamas around her, the retreat huts and monasteries of Do Khyentse, as well as lineage paintings and rare lineage photos.

The intention of Machig Publications is to support Tara Mandala Sangha and other practitioners of Buddhism in publishing relevant and otherwise unavailable books and translations. Several other books are currently in development.”

We rejoice in this landmark release of a life story of a great yogini and lineage holder of the Dzinpa Rangdröl. We look forward to what is to come from Machig Publications.

Available from Machig Publications.