The Lives and Liberation of Princess Mandarava

Lives and Liberation of Princess MandaravaThis lucid translation of a rare Tibetan treasure text makes available for the first time to Western readers the remarkable life story of Princess Madarava. As the principal consort of the eighth-century Indian master Padmasambhava before he introduced tantric Buddhism to Tibet, Mandarava is the Indian counterpart of the Tibetan consort Yeshe Tsogyal. The Lives and Liberation of Princess Mandarava recounts her struggles and triumphs as a Buddhist adept throughout her many lives, and is an authentic deliverance story of a female Buddhist master. Those who read this book will gain inspiration and encouragement on the path to liberation.

Translated by Lama Chonam and Sangye Khandro.