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Women of the Buddhist Scriptures 5 Oct 2009
The story of Khema

In the next of our series on women of the Buddhist scriptures, the story of Khema. Khema was discovered as a foundling in one of the principality cities of north eastern India, near the foot of a mango tree. She was such a beautiful baby that the rumour went out that she was a goddess and not human. Judith Simmer-Brown, author of 'The Dakini's Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism'andProfessor of Religious Studies at Naropa University in Colorado tell her story.
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