Tilling the Fields of Merit: The Institutionalization of Feminine Enlightenment in Tibet’s First Khenmo Program
By Jue Liang and Andrew S. Taylor32 pages
“A monastery is a place where equality is preached but not practiced; a gar is a place where equality is practiced but not preached.”
It is no wonder that today a common appellation found haloing Jigme Phuntsok on icons and shrines says his teachings are like “the blissful sun rising in the Snowland as the miserable period of darkness fades (dus ’khrug gi mun nag dbyings su yal/ bod gangs can la bde ba’i nyi ma shar).”
An inspiring overview of the first college in Tibet to offer the highest academic degrees to women, including a summary of the school’s curriculum, exams, and social impact.