Niguma, Lady of Illusion

Niguma, Lady of Illusion - The Tsadra Foundation Series

Hardback (24 Aug 2012)

Save $5.67

  • $38.86
  • $33.19
Add to basket

Includes delivery to USA

10+ copies available online - Usually dispatched within 48 hours


Providing a rare glimpse of feminine Buddhist history, Niguma, Lady of Illusion brings to the forefront the life and teachings of a mysterious eleventh-century Kashmiri woman who became the source of a major Tibetan Buddhist practice lineage. The circumstances of her life and extraordinary qualities ascribed to her are analyzed in the greater context of spiritual biography and Buddhist doctrine. More than a historical presentation, Niguma's story raises the question of women as real spiritual leaders versus male images of  feminine principle and other related contemporary issues. This volume includes the thirteen works that have been attributed to Niguma in the Tibetan Buddhist canon. These collected works form the basis of an ancient lineage Shangpa, which continues to be actively studied and practiced today. These works include the source verses for such esoteric practices as the Six Yogas, the Great Seal, and the Chakrasamvara and Hevajra tantric practices that are widespread in Tibetan traditions. Also included is the only extant biography, which is enhanced by the few other sources of information on her life and work.

Book information

ISBN: 9781559393614
Publisher: Shambhala
Imprint: Snow Lion
Pub date:
DEWEY: 294.385
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 373
Weight: 722g
Height: 236mm
Width: 164mm
Spine width: 35mm