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Women in Buddhism, Vajrayana, Secret Mantra, Female Lineages, Tibetan Buddhist translation, Gender in Vajrayana, Female Principle, Karmapas,
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I am an English woman with a Bachelor’s degree in Law (qualified barrister), a Master’s Degree  in Western Philosophy (King’s College, University of London) and a Master’s degree in Tibetology (University of Hamburg, Germany).

My MA thesis in Tibetology was awarded a first-class result (by Prof. Dorji Wangchug) and later published as a book Taranatha’s Commentary on the Heart Sutra (LTWA, 2017), with a foreword by Prof. Matthew Kapstein. It is a Zhentong commentary on the Heart Sutra.  Another translated book recently published is the Chariot that Transports to the Four Kayas by Bamda Gelek Gyamtso (LTWA, 2019), with a foreword by Dr. Cyrus Stearns. It is an important instruction text in the Dro Kalacakra tradition.  Since 2017, after graduating from the University of Hamburg, I have been studying at a Tibetan Buddhist nunnery in India.

For other research and translations, see the website.  I am the Founder and Director of Dakini Publications and Translations. The first female founded and led Dharma translations and publications online source.

I recently had two historical biographies of important Tibetan Buddhist masters published on the Treasury of Lives website.

Recent Publications

Aesthetic Experience (co-editor) (Routledge, 2009)

Taranatha’s Commentary on the Heart Sutra (Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, 2017)

Chariot That Transports to the Four Kayas: The Preliminaries of  Kalacakra’ by Bamda Gelek Gyatso (Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, 2019)

The First Sanggye Nyenpa, Tashi Peljor, Treasury of Lives (2022) 

The Second Tsurpu Gyeltsab, Tashi Namgyel, Treasury of Lives (2021). 

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Asia, British Isles, England, India
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Medieval, 17th century, 18th century, 19th century, 20th century, 21st century
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Art & Architectural History, Gender, Literary History, Museums, Religion, Sexuality, Women