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- About Me
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 www.dakinitranlsations.com 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)
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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