The Lives and Liberation of Princess Mandarava
- The Indian Consort of Padmasambhava
— translated by Lama Chonam & Sangye Khandro
This lucid translation of a rare Tibetan 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.
Lives and Liberation recounts her struggles and triumphs as a Buddhist adept throughout her many lives and is an authentic deliverance story of a female Buddhist master.
The accounts of Mandarava's remarkable lives illuminate the experiences of a great wisdom dakini who inspired everyone she met, turning their minds irrevocably toward liberation.
Those who read this book will gain inspiration and encouragement on the path to liberation.