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Tantric Treasures: Three Collections of Mystical Verse from Buddhist India

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195166415
eISBN:
9780199784783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166418.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book provides accurate, accessible translations of three classics of medieval Indian Buddhist mysticism: the “couplet-treasuries” of the great tantric masters Saraha, Kanha, and Tilopa. Since ... More


Introduction

Roger R. Jackson

in Tantric Treasures: Three Collections of Mystical Verse from Buddhist India

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195166415
eISBN:
9780199784783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166418.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the possible origins of the verses translated in this book: the three surviving Apabhramśa-language collections of rhyming couplets, ... More


Saraha's Treasury of Couplets

Roger R. Jackson

in Tantric Treasures: Three Collections of Mystical Verse from Buddhist India

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195166415
eISBN:
9780199784783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166418.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

A translation of verses by Saraha is presented.


Kāṇha's Treasury of Couplets

Roger R. Jackson

in Tantric Treasures: Three Collections of Mystical Verse from Buddhist India

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195166415
eISBN:
9780199784783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166418.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

A translation of verses by Kānha is presented.


Tilopa's Treasury of Couplets

Roger R. Jackson

in Tantric Treasures: Three Collections of Mystical Verse from Buddhist India

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195166415
eISBN:
9780199784783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166418.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

A translation of verses by Tilopa is presented.


The Emerging Independence of the UNHCR Under Auguste Lindt

Gil Loescher

in The UNHCR and World Politics: A Perilous Path

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246915
eISBN:
9780191599781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246912.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Two political events at the centre of world politics in the mid‐ to late‐1950s—the Hungarian Revolution and the subsequent intervention by the USSR and the Algerian War of National Independence ... More


Tibetan Buddhist Narratives of the Forces of Creation

Frances Garrett

in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

This chapter examines different models of fetal growth in premodern religious and medical Tibetan embryological narratives, which describe causal forces such as karma, the natural elements, the ... More


The Navel of the Demoness: Tibetan Buddhism and Civil Religion in Highland Nepal

Charles Ramble

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195154146
eISBN:
9780199868513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154146.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book is a study of religion in a Tibetanised community of highland Nepal. The village of Te, in Mustang District, is nominally Buddhist: until recent times it had a tradition of Sakyapa ... More


Jesuit on the Roof of the World: Ippolito Desideri's Mission to Tibet

Trent Pomplun

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377866
eISBN:
9780199869466
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377866.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This book is the first full‐length study in any language of Ippolito Desideri (1684–1733), a Jesuit missionary who traveled in Tibet from 1715 to 1721. Based on close readings of a wide range of ... More


Introduction

Charles Ramble

in The Navel of the Demoness: Tibetan Buddhism and Civil Religion in Highland Nepal

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195154146
eISBN:
9780199868513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154146.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The original aim of the research that led to this book was to explore the confrontation between Buddhism and Himalayan “pagan” religion, based on the sacrificial cult of territorial gods. It was ... More


Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet

Holly Gayley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231180528
eISBN:
9780231542753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180528.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Love Letters from Golok chronicles the courtship between two Buddhist tantric masters, Tare Lhamo (1938–2002) and Namtrul Rinpoche (1944–2011), and their passion for reinvigorating Buddhism in ... More


Introduction

Charles Goodman

in Consequences of Compassion: An Interpretation and Defense of Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195375190
eISBN:
9780199871377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375190.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This Introduction starts by discussing the aim of the book which is to provide a systematic, philosophical exploration of the nature of Buddhist ethics, drawing on sources from South Asia and Tibet. ... More


Handsome Nanda

Todd Lewis and Subarna Tuladhar

in Sugata Saurabha: An Epic Poem from Nepal on the Life of the Buddha by Chittadhar Hridaya

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195341829
eISBN:
9780199866816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341829.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Original details and interwoven plot textures extend the story of Nanda, begun in the last chapter. Siddhārtha spent his youth with Nanda; Nanda leaves home to greet his much‐beloved cousin. Once ... More


Introduction: Snow and Mirrors

Trent Pomplun

in Jesuit on the Roof of the World: Ippolito Desideri's Mission to Tibet

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377866
eISBN:
9780199869466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377866.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This introduction summarizes the history of research on Ippolito Desideri and situates it within larger trends in Tibetan Studies and the historiography of the Society of Jesus. It argues that recent ... More


From Rome to Lhasa

Trent Pomplun

in Jesuit on the Roof of the World: Ippolito Desideri's Mission to Tibet

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377866
eISBN:
9780199869466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377866.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter provides back story. Desideri sails for India, arrives in Goa, meets Manoel Freyre, ascends into Ladakh, and enters Lhasa. This chapter shows how Desideri's rather exuberant letters ... More


The Zünghar Invasion

Trent Pomplun

in Jesuit on the Roof of the World: Ippolito Desideri's Mission to Tibet

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377866
eISBN:
9780199869466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377866.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Desideri flees the capital to escape the Zünghar invasion of 1717 in the fourth chapter, which will largely be taken up by Desideri's narrative of the carnage that followed. This chapter outlines the ... More


India, Tibet, China, Byzantium, and Other Control Cases

Christopher I. Beckwith

in Warriors of the Cloisters: The Central Asian Origins of Science in the Medieval World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155319
eISBN:
9781400845170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155319.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines the essential elements that produced a full scientific culture in Western Europe by comparing the constituent elements in the one culture in which it developed with other ... More


Echoes from Dharamsala: Music in the Life of a Tibetan Refugee Community

Keila Diehl

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230439
eISBN:
9780520936003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230439.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book uses music to understand the experiences of Tibetans living in Dharamsala, a town in the Indian Himalayas that for more than forty years has been home to Tibet's government-in-exile. The ... More


Voices from Tibet: Selected Essays and Reportage

Tsering Woeser and Lixiong Wang

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208111
eISBN:
9789888268191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208111.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Tsering Woeser and Wang Lixiong are widely regarded as the most eloquent, insightful writers on contemporary Tibet. Their reportage on the economic exploitation, environmental degradation, cultural ... More


From Tribal Tibet: The Significance of the Legal Form

Fernanda Pirie

in Law and Anthropology: Current Legal Issues Volume 12

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199580910
eISBN:
9780191723025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580910.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter analyzes a legal code found among nomadic pastoralists in eastern Tibet. This code consists of directions and prescriptions relating to different areas of tribal life and specifies ... More


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