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Reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism: The Third Karmapa and the Invention of a Tradition

Ruth Gamble

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190690779
eISBN:
9780190690809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690779.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions, Buddhism

Reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism examines how the third Karmapa hierarch, Rangjung Dorjé (1284–1339) transformed Buddhist belief about reincarnation into a Tibetan institution based on lineage. It ... More


Introduction Ncounters at a Multidenominational Temple in the South

Jeff Wilson

in Dixie Dharma: Inside a Buddhist Temple in the American South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835456
eISBN:
9781469601816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869970_wilson.4
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The Ekoji Buddhist Sangha of Richmond, the “Temple of the Gift of Light” located in Richmond's Museum District in Virginia, houses five distinct groups practicing in separate lineages of Buddhism: ... More


The Religion of Sönam Peldren

Suzanne M. Bessenger

in Echoes of Enlightenment: The Life and Legacy of Sonam Peldren

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190225278
eISBN:
9780190225308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190225278.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter Three explores what we can surmise about the “religion” of Sönam Peldren and her supporters from a careful reading of her Life: the saint’s religious training and sectarian affiliation (or ... More


Matters of History

Michael Hutt

in Unbecoming Citizens: Culture, Nationhood, and the Flight of Refugees from Bhutan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195670608
eISBN:
9780199081806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195670608.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter discusses the history of Bhutan and the history of Nepali migration to Bhutan. The author describes how the refugees use the terms umbho (‘above’) and undho (‘below’) to distinguish ... More


Who Was Drukpa Künlé?

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/9780199391202.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Drukpa Künlé, “the Madman of the Drukpa,” is by far the best known of Tibet’s “holy madmen,” in Tibet, Bhutan, and more recently the Western world. After summarizing the ways Drukpa Künlé has been ... More


Proto-Lives: Formations of a Skeletal Biography

Andrew Quintman

in The Yogin and the Madman: Reading the Biographical Corpus of Tibet's Great Saint Milarepa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164153
eISBN:
9780231535533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164153.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter considers a form of life writing known as “proto-Life/Songs,” signifying the basic literary structure that influenced the writing of Jetsun Milarepa's life story for centuries to come. ... More


Biographical Compendia: Lives Made Flesh

Andrew Quintman

in The Yogin and the Madman: Reading the Biographical Corpus of Tibet's Great Saint Milarepa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164153
eISBN:
9780231535533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164153.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines a comprehensive form of life writing: the biographical compendia, which takes on the finely grained, lifelike quality that would later appear in the standard version by ... More


The Holy Madmen of Tibet

David M. DiValerio

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199391202
eISBN:
9780199391233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391202.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Over the course of the last millennium in Tibet, tantric yogins have been taking on norm-overturning modes of behavior and dress, including provoking others to violence, publicly consuming filth, ... More


Introduction

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/9780199391202.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The introduction discusses the ways Tibetans have tended to think and speak about the “holy madmen,” with close attention to the categories and words traditionally employed. It also gives brief ... More


Making History: The Later Projects 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/9780199391202.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter considers the various projects taken up by the Madmen of Ü and Tsang in their later years. The Madman of Ü established a monastery, which to some of his followers seemed in contradiction ... More


The Enduring Trope of Holy Madness

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/9780199391202.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter surveys the lives of other “holy madmen” and “madwomen” throughout Tibetan history, from the twelfth century to the present, including Tangtong Gyelpo, “the Madman of the Empty Plain.” ... More


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