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Gyatso, Janet

Overview
Works: 32 works in 92 publications in 2 languages and 2,901 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Catalogs  Meditations  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: HQ1769.T55, 305.409515
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Most widely held works by Janet Gyatso
Women in Tibet by Janet Gyatso( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filling a gap in the literature, this volume explores the struggles and accomplishments of women from both past and present-day Tibet. Here are queens from the imperial period, yoginis and religious teachers of medieval times, Buddhist nuns, oracles, political workers, medical doctors, and performing artists. Most of the essays focus on the lives of individual women, whether from textual sources or from anthropological data, and show that Tibetan women have apparently enjoyed more freedom than women in many other Asian countries. The book is innovative in resisting both romanticization and hypercriticism of women's status in Tibetan society, attending rather to historical description, and to the question of what is distinctive about women's situations in Tibet, and what is common to both men and women in Tibetan society
Apparitions of the self : the secret autobiographies of a Tibetan visionary : a translation and study of Jigme Lingpa's Dancing moon in the water and Ḍākki's grand secret-talk by ʼJigs-med-gling-pa Rang-byung-rdo-rje( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Apparitions of the Self is an investigation into what is known in Tibet as "secret autobiography," an exceptional, rarely studied literary genre that presents a personal exploration of intimate religious experiences. In this volume, Janet Gyatso focuses on the outstanding pair of secret autobiographies by the famed Tibetan Buddhist visionary, Jigme Lingpa (1730-1798), whose poetic and self-conscious writings are as much about the nature of his own identity, memory, and the undecidabilities of autobiographical truth as they are narrations of the actual content of his experiences." "Gyatso is among the first to consider Tibetan literature from a comparative perspective, examining the surprising fit - as well as the misfit - of Western literary theory with Tibetan autobiography. She examines the intriguing questions of why Tibetan Buddhists produced so many autobiographies (far more than other Asian Buddhists), and how autobiographical self-assertion is possible even while Buddhists believe that the self is ultimately an illusion. Also explored are Jigme Lingpa's historical milieu, his revelatory visions of the ancient Tibetan dynasty, and his meditative practices of personal cultivation. The book concludes with a study of the subversive female figure of the dakini in Jigme Lingpa's writings, and the implications of her gender, her sexuality, and her unsettling discourse for the autobiographical subject in Tibet."--Jacket
From the sacred realm : treasures of Tibetan art from the Newark Museum by Valrae Reynolds( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspecten van de Tibetaanse kunst en cultuur; catalogus bij de collectie Tibetaanse kunst van het Newark Museum in New Jersey
In the mirror of memory : reflections on mindfulness and remembrance in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being human in a Buddhist world : an intellectual history of medicine in early modern Tibet by Janet Gyatso( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Critically exploring medical thought in a cultural milieu with no discernible influence from the European Enlightenment, Being Human reveals an otherwise unnoticed intersection of early modern sensibilities and religious values in traditional Tibetan medicine. It further studies the adaptation of Buddhist concepts and values to medical concerns and suggests important dimensions of Buddhism's role in the development of Asian and global civilization. Through its unique focus and sophisticated reading of source materials, Being Human adds a crucial chapter in the larger historiography of science and religion. The book opens with the bold achievements in Tibetan medical illustration, commentary, and institution building during the period of the Fifth Dalai Lama and his regent, Desi Sangye Gyatso, then looks back to the work of earlier thinkers, tracing a strategically astute dialectic between scriptural and empirical authority on questions of history and the nature of human anatomy. It follows key differences between medicine and Buddhism in attitudes toward gender and sex and the moral character of the physician, who had to serve both the patient's and the practitioner's well-being. Being Human ultimately finds that Tibetan medical scholars absorbed ethical and epistemological categories from Buddhism yet shied away from ideal systems and absolutes, instead embracing the imperfectability of the human condition." -- Publisher's description
The literary transmission of the traditions of Thang-stong rGyal-po a study of visionary Buddhism in Tibet by Janet Gyatso( )

10 editions published between 1981 and 1995 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thang-stong rGyal-po (1361-1485) is known in the West primarily for erecting iron-chain suspension bridges. The Tibetan historians emphasize his role as religious teacher. The literature preserved by his lCags-zam sect is found in various sectarian collections
The dharma that illuminates all beings like the light of the sun and the moon by Karma-raṅ-byuṅ-kun-khyab-phrin-las( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dharma that benefits all beings impartially like the light of the sun and the moon( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A technique for developing enlightened consciousness : a traditional Buddhist meditation on Avalokiteshvara by the Tibetan saint Tangtong Gyalbo by Janet Gyatso( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sculpture and painting by Newark Museum( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guanyin guan xiang xiu fa : Mi zong chuan tong by Janet Gyatso( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of the Newark Museum Tibetan collection by Valrae Reynolds( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Body and spirit : Tibetan medical paintings by American Museum of Natural History( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first full set of Tibetan medical paintings, or tangkas, were painted between 1687 and 1703 and were inspired by Sangye Gyatso, Regent of the Fifth Dalai Lama, who was a great patron of medical learning. In a beautiful and unique artistic style, the paintings illustrate Tibetan medical knowledge that drew on traditions from India, ancient Greece, Persia, pre-Buddhist Tibet, and China, while remaining firmly rooted in Buddhism. Copies of the iconic images have been created in meticulous detail through the centuries. Body and Spirit focuses on a set of contemporary paintings in the traditional technique by the Nepalese artist Romio Shrestha and his assistants in Kathmandu." "The tangkas illuminate human anatomy and the causes and effects of illnesses, as well as their diagnoses and treatment. Most of the paintings consist of rows of small human figures, animals, plants, minerals, houses, landscapes, and demons and deities, depicting the rich complexity of human endeavor: farming, animal husbandry, personal hygiene, marriage, sex, birthing, fighting, sleeping, studying, and meditating. The thousands of small and large images were designed to add visual form to the technical information and be an eye-pleasing teaching aid for medical students."--Jacket
The development of the Gcod tradition by Janet Gyatso( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of the Newark Museum Tibetan collection by Newark Museum( Book )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of the Newark Museum Tibetan collection by Newark Museum( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mi zong chuan tong Guanyin guan xiang xiu fa = A technique for developing enlightened consciousness by Thaṅ-stoṅ-rgyal-po( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counting crow's teeth : Tibetans and their diary-writing practices by Janet Gyatso( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The lives and liberation of Princess Mandarava : the Indian consort of Padmasambhava by Bsam-gtan-gliṅ-pa Phrin-las-ʼgro-ʼdul-las-rab-bde-ba-rtsal( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Those who read this book will gain inspiration and encouragement on the path to liberation
 
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Apparitions of the self : the secret autobiographies of a Tibetan visionary : a translation and study of Jigme Lingpa's Dancing moon in the water and Ḍākki's grand secret-talkFrom the sacred realm : treasures of Tibetan art from the Newark MuseumThe dharma that illuminates all beings like the light of the sun and the moonThe dharma that benefits all beings impartially like the light of the sun and the moonBody and spirit : Tibetan medical paintings