Professor Holly Gayley offers a full translation of the tantric love letters between Namtrul Rinpoche and Khandro Tare Lhamo, two Buddhist lamas who worked to preserve Tibetan Buddhist culture in the wake of the Chinese Cultural Revolution.
Gayley’s extensive introduction to the letters gives readers ample historical, religious, and literary context for reading the letters. This book will be of great interest to all readers interested in 20th-century Tibetan history as well as issues of sexuality and gender in Tibetan Buddhism.
Inseparable across Lifetimes: The Lives and Love Letters of the Tibetan Visionaries Namtrul Rinpoche and Khandro Tāre Lhamo
Translated by Holly Gayley
Shambhala Publications, February 2019 (ISBN 9781559394642)