hermitess


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hermitess

(ˈhɜːmɪtˌɛs)
n
a female hermit
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Himalayan Hermitess: The Life of a Tibetan Buddhist Nun.
In Himalayan Hermitess: The Life of a Tibetan Buddhist Nun, Kurtis Schaeffer translates, contextualizes, and analyzes what is most likely the earliest female religious autobiography in Tibetan literature; it is also a rare document in Buddhist literature.
When the hermitess was cremated, there was reportedly a great snowfall, relics were found in her ashes, and, after the forty-nine-day mourning period, a rain of flowers fell all over Dolpo.
Through a study of several local biographical texts, the author of Himalayan Hermitess presents a "thick description" of the historical, cultural, and religious life of seventeenth-century Dolpo, the context in which Orgyan's autobiography was produced.
Schaeffer acknowledges that an earnest wish to portray the local setting truthfully may easily end in particularism, but hopes that Himalayan Hermitess will be one small contribution to a larger mosaic on which a social construction of gender in Tibet and a general theory of gender in Buddhism can be built (pp.
ROSEMARIE, OSC Hermitess, Cahuilla Indian Reservation, Calif.
In their lifetime, they were more often known, or called themselves, "two Fugitive Ladies," "the two Hermit Ladies," "Hermitesses," "the recluse ladies." The nickname emerged as they became more famous, and their fame was made possible in part by the nickname.
The Jewish prophets, Socrates and Diogenes, Jesus, Francis, Buddha, Gandhi, virgins and hermitesses, the Hindu sanyassi, the Native shamans immediately come to mind.