By Holly Gayley
The correspondence among Tare Lhamo and Namtrul Rinpoche is the 1st choice of love letters” to come back to mild in Tibetan literature. mixing tantric imagery with poetic and folks tune kinds, their letters have a clean vernacular tone similar to the affection songs of the 6th Dalai Lama, yet with an jap Tibetan style. Gayley reads those letters opposed to hagiographic writings in regards to the couple, supplemented through box examine, to light up representational recommendations that serve to relate cultural trauma in a redemptive key, particularly not like chinese language scar literature or the testimonials of exile Tibetans. With unique cognizance to Tare Lhamo's position as a tantric heroine and her hagiographic fusion with Namtrul Rinpoche, Gayley vividly indicates how Buddhist masters have tailored Tibetan literary genres to proportion deepest intimacies and tackle modern social concerns.