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Love Letters from GolokA Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet$
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Holly Gayley

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231180528

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231180528.001.0001

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Emissaries of Padmasambhava

Emissaries of Padmasambhava

Tibetan Treasures and Healing Trauma

(p.167) Four Emissaries of Padmasambhava
Love Letters from Golok

Holly Gayley

Columbia University Press

Chapter 4 explores how Tāre Lhamo and Namtrul Rinpoche construct a vision of their shared destiny as emissaries of Padmasambhava in their correspondence. I pay attention to the Buddhist terms in which Tāre Lhamo and Namtrul Rinpoche articulate their future course of action, thereby demonstrating how destiny—as mobilized by the future couple—leaves plenty of room for human initiative. I argue that Tāre Lhamo and Namtrul Rinpoche summon the karmic momentum of the distant past, through a visionary and dialogic process, as a force to bolster their sense of agency in negotiating the contingencies of their historical conjuncture.

Keywords:   Healing, Trauma, treasure revelation, destiny, karma, Padmasambhava, Gesar epic

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