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The Tibetan Buddhist World

Timothy Brook, Michael van Walt van Praag, and Miek Boltjes (eds)

in Sacred Mandates: Asian International Relations since Chinggis Khan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226562629
eISBN:
9780226562933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226562933.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

Buddhism and the authority of Tibetan hierarchs provided legitimacy of rule not only for Tibetans themselves, but for Mongol, Manchu, Bhutanese, Sikkimese, and Chinese rulers and their polities. The ... More


Anatomy of an Attitude: Medicine Comes of Age

Janet Gyatso

in Being Human in a Buddhist World: An Intellectual History of Medicine in Early Modern Tibet

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164962
eISBN:
9780231538329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164962.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the history of medicine in Tibet from the twelfth to seventeenth centuries and its heritage from South Asia, along with its patronage by the Fifth Dalai Lama and his regent, ... More


The Nechung Oracle

Christopher Bell

in The Dalai Lama and the Nechung Oracle

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197533352
eISBN:
9780197533383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197533352.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The seventh and final chapter examines the history of the Nechung Oracle, whose vague beginnings give way to institutionalization and state advancement. This figure has been an important part of the ... More


The Fifth Dalai Lama’s God

Christopher Bell

in The Dalai Lama and the Nechung Oracle

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197533352
eISBN:
9780197533383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197533352.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 2 reconstructs the Fifth Dalai Lama’s own understanding of Pehar’s narrative, and discusses how the Tibetan ruler negotiated with divergent accounts to produce Nechung’s charter myth. This ... More


The Central Rituals

Christopher Bell

in The Dalai Lama and the Nechung Oracle

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197533352
eISBN:
9780197533383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197533352.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 3 shifts from Nechung’s mythological foundations to explore the monastery’s central rites. The three ritual manuals examined in this chapter are at the root of Nechung’s practices and ... More


Being Human in a Buddhist World: An Intellectual History of Medicine in Early Modern Tibet

Janet Gyatso

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164962
eISBN:
9780231538329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164962.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book explores medical thought in Tibet and reveals an otherwise unnoticed intersection of early modern sensibilities and religious values in traditional Tibetan medicine. It looks at how ... More


Nechung Monastery

Christopher Bell

in The Dalai Lama and the Nechung Oracle

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197533352
eISBN:
9780197533383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197533352.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 5 focuses on Nechung Monastery itself, offering a structural and symbolic exploration of the site’s architecture before addressing its often problematic historical evolution. The monastery ... More


The Stone Inscription of Tsogt Taij (Čoɣtu Tayiǰi)

Brian Baumann

in Sources of Mongolian Buddhism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190900694
eISBN:
9780190900724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190900694.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, World Religions

This chapter provides an English translation of the stone inscription of Čoγ‎tu Tayiǰi. Čoγ‎tu Tayiǰi was a Mongolian prince over the Khalkha people in what today is the country of Mongolia. He lived ... More


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