Monthly Archives: September 2012

Padmasambhava in early Tibetan myth and ritual, Part 3: ‘miraculous births’ and ‘womb births’

In her seminal work on the Padmsambhava hagiographies, Anne-Marie Blondeau (1980) has famously described how the traditional narratives of Padmasambhava exist in parallel ‘womb birth’ (mngal skyes) and ‘miraculous birth’ (rdzus skyes) versions.[1] Deservedly, her work has been inspirational for … Continue reading

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