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Red Tārā: lineages of literature and practice

Abstract:

Tārā is arguably the most popular goddess of the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon. She is well known in her Green, White, and Twenty-one forms. However, the numerous red aspects of the divinity have long been overlooked in both popular and academic literature on the goddess. This thesis aims to redress this balance.

This thesis presents the various manifestations of Red Tārā in the form of a survey of the literary and practice lineages of this goddess throughout Tibetan Buddhist history. T...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Department:
Humanities Division - Oriental Studies Faculty

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Publication date:
2010
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:27381b38-c580-4d0b-b7d5-f87abcc50afd
Local pid:
ora:12068

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