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The Social Life Of Tibetan Biography

The Social Life of Tibetan Biography PDF
Author: Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa
Publisher: Lexington Books
Release: 2014-07-30
ISBN: 0739165216
Size: 21.73 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Religion
Languages : un
Pages : 264
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The Social Life Of Tibetan Biography

by Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa, The Social Life Of Tibetan Biography Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Social Life Of Tibetan Biography books, The Social Life of Tibetan Biography outlines the growth of the Buddhist tradition of the Tibetan teacher Tokden Shakya Shri (1853–1919) through charting his biographical tradition and its influence on the development of his community. Tokden Shakya Shri’s tradition is an important exemplar of interpersonal exchange on the margins between East and South Asia, connections between text and social community, and the diversity of Tibetan Buddhist practice and institutional forms at the turn of the twentieth century.



The Life Of Milarepa

The Life of Milarepa PDF
Author: Tsangnyön Heruka
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2010-08-31
ISBN: 1101459042
Size: 61.97 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Religion
Languages : un
Pages : 304
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The Life Of Milarepa

by Tsangnyön Heruka, The Life Of Milarepa Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Life Of Milarepa books, One of the most beloved stories of the Tibetan people and a great literary example of the contemplative life The Life of Milarepa, a biography and a dramatic tale from a culture now in crisis, can be read on several levels. A personal and moving introduction to Tibetan Buddhism, it is also a detailed guide to the search for liberation. It presents a quest for purification and buddhahood in a single lifetime, tracing the path of a great sinner who became a great saint. It is also a powerfully evocative narrative, full of magic, miracles, suspense, and humor, while reflecting the religious and social life of medieval Tibet. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.



Lineages Of The Literary

Lineages of the Literary PDF
Author: Nicole Willock
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release: 2021-04-27
ISBN: 0231551967
Size: 45.48 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages :
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Lineages Of The Literary

by Nicole Willock, Lineages Of The Literary Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Lineages Of The Literary books, In the aftermath of the cataclysmic Maoist period, three Tibetan Buddhist scholars living and working in the People’s Republic of China became intellectual heroes. Renowned as the “Three Polymaths,” Tséten Zhabdrung (1910–1985), Mugé Samten (1914–1993), and Dungkar Lozang Trinlé (1927–1997) earned this symbolic title for their efforts to keep the lamp of the Dharma lit even in the darkest hour of Tibetan history. Lineages of the Literary reveals how the Three Polymaths negotiated the political tides of the twentieth century, shedding new light on Sino-Tibetan relations and Buddhism during this turbulent era. Nicole Willock explores their contributions to reviving Tibetan Buddhism, expanding Tibetan literary arts, and pioneering Tibetan studies as an academic discipline. Her sophisticated reading of Tibetan-language sources vivifies the capacious literary world of the Three Polymaths, including autobiography, Buddhist philosophy, poetic theory, and historiography. Whereas prevailing state-centric accounts place Tibetan religious figures in China in one of two roles, collaborator or resistance fighter, Willock shows how the Three Polymaths offer an alternative model of agency. She illuminates how they by turns safeguarded, taught, and celebrated Tibetan Buddhist knowledge, practices, and institutions after their near destruction during the Cultural Revolution. An interdisciplinary work spanning religious studies, history, literary studies, and social theory, Lineages of the Literary offers new insight into the categories of religion and the secular, the role of Tibetan Buddhist leaders in modern China, and the contested ground of Tibet.



The Life Of A B Npo Luminary

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Author: William A.. Gorvine
Publisher:
Release: 2006
ISBN:
Size: 66.32 MB
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Category : Bon (Tibetan religion)
Languages : un
Pages : 462
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The Life Of A B Npo Luminary

by William A.. Gorvine, The Life Of A B Npo Luminary Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Life Of A B Npo Luminary books, This project examines how Tibetan literature reflects and shapes images of sanctity within the cultural dynamics of religious partisanship in twentieth century Bön religion. Bön is a vital minority tradition rooted in indigenous Tibetan culture yet profoundly influenced by dialogue with Buddhist lineages, and the period in question marks the culmination of a highly influential period of religious ecumenicism. The dissertation explores a distinctive instance of religious life-writing within this milieu by focusing on the life-story of Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen, who stands as not only the most prominent and influential figure in the Tibetan Bön religion in the twentieth century, but also at the center of a controversy within his own lineage. While his supporters revered him as an enlightened teacher whose non-sectarian sensibilities were perfectly suited to the times, his critics accused of him of championing an unorthodox movement that transgressed sectarian boundaries and mixed Bön with Buddhism. My dissertation explores the social and religious grounds for these contrasting perspectives as well as a disciple's literary attempt to reconcile them. To that end, this project offers a detailed study of Shardza's religious biographies or namtar (rnam thar), composed in two versions by his disciple, Kelzang Tenpé Gyaltsen. Culminating in a translation and critical edition of a previously unavailable work, this study considers how a Tibetan author, writing for a diverse and potentially divided audience, has utilized both a saintly typology and an historiographical chronology to render an image of the remarkable life and career of his teacher. Weaving together textual research, oral interviews and translation, this work explores the nature of this disciple's hagiographical portrait, revealing it as a composite sketch embodying religious ideals representing different segments of the author's imagined audience. In the process, it considers important distinguishing features of Bön 'orthodoxy' and 'heterodoxy' as well as the way in which tradition and religious authority are represented within a rich local environment.



Asian Highland Perspectives 40

Asian Highland Perspectives 40 PDF
Author: various
Publisher: ASIAN HIGHLANDS PERSPECTIVES
Release: 2016-02-09
ISBN:
Size: 21.96 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Social Science
Languages : un
Pages : 550
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Asian Highland Perspectives 40

by various, Asian Highland Perspectives 40 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Asian Highland Perspectives 40 books, Volume 40 features research articles on Tibetan mountain deities, Mongghul ritual, material culture in Ladakh, Tibetan ritual practitioners, Tibetan naming practices, and lifestyle migration in Dali. The volume also has two folklore contributions and twenty-one book reviews. Editor's Note Articles Tsering Bum. "THE CHANGING ROLES OF TIBETAN MOUNTAIN DEITIES IN THE CONTEXT OF EMERGING ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES: DKAR PO LHA BSHAM IN YUL SHUL" Limusishiden (Li Dechun) and Gerald Roche. "SOCIALIZING WITH GODS IN THE MONGGHULBOG RITUAL" Jacqueline H. Fewes and Abdul Nasir Khan. "MANUSCRIPTS, MATERIAL CULTURE, AND EPHEMERA OF THE SILK ROUTE: ARTIFACTS OF EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY LADAKHITRADE BETWEEN CENTRAL AND SOUTH ASIA" Libu Lakhi (Li Jianfu). "NAMUYI TIBETAN pha54 tsә54 RITUALS AND ORAL CHANTS" Duojiezhaxi (Dorje Tashi, Rdo rje bkra shis) and CK Stuart. "A MDO TIBETAN NAMING PRACTICES AND NAME POPULARITY" Gary Sigley. "THE MOUNTAIN CHANGERS: LIFESTYLE MIGRATION IN SOUTHWEST CHINA" Folklore Timothy Thurston and Caixiangduojie. "An A mdo Tibetan Wedding Speech from Ne'u na Village" Bkra shis bzang po. "Oral Narratives from Bang smad: Deities, Demons, Bla ma, and Leaders Reviews Bettina Zeisler. Mountains, Monasteries, and Mosques Barbara Gerke. The Social Life of Tibetan Biography Francesca Fiaschetti. China's Encounters on the South and Southwest Francesca Fiaschetti. Inner Asia, and the Spatial Politics of Empire: Archaeology, Mobility, and Culture Contact M. Alyson Prude. Pilgrim of the Clear Light Sienna Craig. At Home in the World Tristan G. Brown. China From Empire to Nation-State Robert Entenmann. In the Land of the Eastern Queendom: The Politics of Gender and Ethnicity on the Sino-Tibetan Frontier. Jonathan Z. Ludwig The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the Edge of China Jonathan Z. Ludwig. India-China Borderlands: Conversations Beyond the Centre Tricia Kehoe. Ethnicity in China; A Critical Introduction Hilary Howes. Towards Sustainable Use of Rangelands in North-West China Lei Duan. War Finance and Logistics in Late Imperial China Magnus Fiskesjö. Chieftains into Ancestors Nikolas Broy. The Origins of Religious Violence Kali Cape. Eminent Buddhist Women Andrew Nelson. The Brave New World of Ethnicity in Nepal Christine Murphy. The Unbearable Dreamworld of Champa the Driver Enrico Beltramini. Healing Traditions of the Northwestern Himalayas and Being Human in a Buddhist World Katia Buffetrille. Mapping Shangrila Christine Murphy. Tibetan Folktales (World Folklore Series)



The Selfless Ego

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Author: Lucia Galli
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2021-05-14
ISBN: 1000343332
Size: 44.92 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : un
Pages : 284
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by Lucia Galli, The Selfless Ego Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Selfless Ego books, The essays collected in The Selfless Ego propose an innovative approach to one of the most fascinating aspects of Tibetan literature: life writing. Departing from past schemes of interpretation, this book addresses issues of literary theory and identity construction, eluding the strictures imposed by the adoption of the hagiographical master narrative as synonymous with the genre. The book is divided into two parts. Ideally conceived as an 'introduction' to traditional forms of life writing as expressed in Buddhist milieus, Part I. Memory and Imagination in Tibetan Hagiographical Writing centres on the inner tensions between literary convention and self-expression that permeate indigenous hagiographies, mystical songs, records of teachings, and autobiographies. Part II: Conjuring Tibetan Lives explores the most unconventional traits of the genre, sifting through the narrative configuration of Tibetan biographical writings as 'liberation stories' to unearth those fragments of life that compose an individual’s multifaceted existence. This volume is the first to approach Tibetan life writing from a literary and narratological perspective, encompassing a wide range of disciplines, themes, media, and historical periods, and thus opening new and vibrant areas of research to future scholarship across the Humanities. The chapters in this book were originally published as two special issues of Life Writing.



The Encyclopedia Of Religion

The Encyclopedia of Religion PDF
Author: Mircea Eliade
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Release: 1987
ISBN: 9780029098004
Size: 49.30 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 582
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The Encyclopedia Of Religion

by Mircea Eliade, The Encyclopedia Of Religion Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Encyclopedia Of Religion books, A comprehensive guide to the history, beliefs, concepts, practices, and major figures of religions past and present.



Library Of Congress Catalogs

Library of Congress Catalogs PDF
Author: Library of Congress
Publisher:
Release: 1979
ISBN:
Size: 24.67 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category :
Languages : en
Pages :
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Library Of Congress Catalogs

by Library of Congress, Library Of Congress Catalogs Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Library Of Congress Catalogs books,



Echoes Of Enlightenment

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Publisher:
Release: 2010
ISBN:
Size: 22.86 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Languages : un
Pages : 310
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Echoes Of Enlightenment

by , Echoes Of Enlightenment Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Echoes Of Enlightenment books, "This dissertation is an exploration of the life and legacy of the 14th century Tibetan saint Sonam Peldren (Tib: bsod nams dpal 'dren, 1328-1372, tentative) with three primary and interrelated goals. First, this work studies Sonam Peldren's biography as a piece of literature, seeking to understand how the written record of Sonam Peldren's life is shaped both by the specific hagiographical agendas of its multiple authors and by the dictates of the genres of Tibetan literature such as religious biography and songs of realization (Tib= mgur.) Second, this study considers Sonam Peldren's biography and her enduring historical legacy as a piece of Tibetan social history capable of providing unparalleled insights into the social and textual machinations of saint production. Finally, this dissertation uses sources about Sonam Peldren to study one of the earliest recorded instances of an historical Tibetan woman successfully using the uniquely Tibetan hermeneutic of deity emanation to legitimize her religious claims. "Chapter One: The Life of Sonam Peldren" relates the narrative of Sonam Peldren's life story. "Chapter Two: Composing the Life of Sonam Peldren" engages the biography in close literary analysis, concluding that although the text contains a description of itself as the written record of a single narrator's voice, the text is more likely a multi-authored document, composed over time, that reflects both Sonam Peldren and her community's evolving articulation of the saint's identity. "Chapter Three: The Religion of Sonam Peldren" focuses on the "religion" of Sonam Peldren, examining Sonam Peldren's conspicuous lack of religious training and lineage affiliation, before surveying the biography's explicit and implied references to religious rhetoric, practices and rituals. "Chapter Four: Gender and Religious Narratives in the Biography of Sonam Peldren" explores how Tibetan narratives on gender likely influenced both subject and scribes' articulations of identity and religious vocation, and examines Sonam Peldren's comments on and interpretations of her female body as an authoritative vehicle for the transmission of the dharma. "Chapter Five: The Posthumous Careers of Sonam Peldren" explores the posthumous evolution of Sonam Peldren's historical legacy."--Pages ii-iii.



Echoes Of Enlightenment

Echoes of Enlightenment PDF
Author: Suzanne M. Bessenger
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2016-06-29
ISBN: 0190225297
Size: 62.44 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Religion
Languages : un
Pages : 304
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Echoes Of Enlightenment

by Suzanne M. Bessenger, Echoes Of Enlightenment Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Echoes Of Enlightenment books, Echoes of Enlightenment explores the issues of gender and sainthood raised by the recently discovered "liberation story" of the fourteenth-century Tibetan female Buddhist practitioner Sönam Peldren. Born in 1328, Sönam Peldren spent most of her adult life as a nomad in eastern Tibet until her death in 1372. She is believed to have been illiterate, lacking religious education, and unconnected to established religious institutions. For that reason, and because as a woman her claims of religious authority would have been constantly questioned, Sönam Peldren's success in legitimizing her claims of divine identity appear all the more remarkable. Today the site of her death is recognized as sacred by local residents. Suzanne Bessenger draws on the new-found biography of the saint to understand how the written record of the saint's life is shaped both by the hagiographical agendas of its multiple authors and by the dictates of the genres of Tibetan religious literature, including biography and poetry. She considers Sönam Peldren's enduring historical legacy as a fascinating piece of Tibetan history that reveals much about the social and textual machinations of saint production. Finally, she identifies Sönam Peldren as one of the earliest recorded instances of a historical Tibetan woman successfully using the uniquely Tibetan hermeneutic of deity emanation to achieve religious authority.