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Introduction

William M. Gorvine

in Envisioning a Tibetan Luminary: The Life of a Modern Bönpo Saint

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780199362349
eISBN:
9780190914547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199362349.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this opening section the author introduces Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen, the Tibetan Bön religion’s most renowned and influential luminary of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The author describes ... More


The Lives and Lives of the Madmen of Ü and Tsang

David M. DiValerio

in The Holy Madmen of Tibet

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199391202
eISBN:
9780199391233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391202.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter begins with a discussion of the nature of religious biographies or hagiographies: how they function in their documentary and work-like aspects; what they do and do not tell us; and how ... More


Envisioning a Tibetan Luminary: The Life of a Modern Bönpo Saint

William M. Gorvine

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780199362349
eISBN:
9780190914547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199362349.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The book examines the religious biography of Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen (1859–1934), the most significant modern figure representing the Tibetan Bön religion, a vital minority tradition underrepresented ... More


Intermezzo: The Relationship between the Madmen of Ü and Tsang

David M. DiValerio

in The Holy Madmen of Tibet

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199391202
eISBN:
9780199391233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391202.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This brief section examines what can be gleaned about the relationship between the Madmen of Ü and Tsang from their respective biographies, which present highly varied accounts of what transpired ... More


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