Yeshe Tsogyal of Tibet 777–876 CE

In Mary Ellen Waithe & Therese Boos Dykeman (eds.), Women Philosophers from Non-western Traditions: The First Four Thousand Years. Springer Verlag. pp. 225-243 (2023)
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Known as the “Mother of Tibetan Buddhism” and the “Mother of Knowledge,” Yeshe Tsogyal built upon indigenous Bön philosophy and Mahāyāna Buddhism to bring about a Buddhism that is identifiably Tibetan. I report on her life, her works and teaching. Then summarize her significance as a philosopher of Tibetan Buddhist metaphysics, epistemology and ethics. Lastly, I append portions of several writings attributed to her.



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