Francesca Fremantle

Francesca Fremantle received her doctorate from the School of Oriental and African Studies at London University. She is a Buddhist teacher, scholar, and translator of Sanskrit and Tibetan works and was a student of Chögyam Trungpa starting in the late 1960s. Together with Trungpa Rinpoche, she translated The Tibetan Book of the Dead. She is also the author of Luminous Emptiness: Understanding the Tibetan Book of the Dead. She lives in London, England.

Recent Articles

The Eightfold Path: Right Livelihood

Work can be a path to changing the world, personal growth, and even spiritual discovery. Tami Simon explains.

The Journey to Where We Already Are

According to Francesca Fremantle, Buddhist tantra is based on the simple proposition that we’re already where we need to be. We simply need to allow ourselves to truly realize it.

What Turns the Wheel of Samsara

Francesca Fremantle, from her book Luminous Emptiness, discusses the wheel of life and how the Buddha decontructed it.

The Art That Illustrates Another Reality

Do the strange and potent images of Tibetan art represent a deeper and truer reality? Francesca Fremantle on the symbolism of awakened mind.

Through the Gateway of the Senses

Francesca Fremantle on sight, sound, touch, and other sensory miracles that occur when we cleanse our perceptions of grasping and attachment.

What is Interdependent Origination?

Interdependent Origination as defined by Francesca Fremantle, a scholar and translator of Sanskrit and Tibetan works.