Holly Gayley

Holly Gayley is Assistant Professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her first book, Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet, comes out November, 2016, from Columbia University Press.

Recent Articles

Monastic Residences Lining One of the Hillsides at Larung Gar.

Why Larung Gar, the Buddhist institute in eastern Tibet, is important

Larung Gar Buddhist Academy is a major center of Buddhist monasticism and study in Tibet. It faces demolition later this month.

A Lineage of Yoginis

Review of When a Woman Becomes a Religious Dynasty by Hildegard Diemberger.

Buddhadharma - Winter '07 Khandro Tare Lhamo Padmasambhava Vajrayana / Tibetan Buddhism Women in Buddhism Yeshe Tsogyal

Who Was Yeshe Tsogyal?

Holly Gayley discusses the power of Padmasambhava’s foremost disciple and consort, Yeshe Tsogyal, and the life of one of her modern emanations.