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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


Refugees to Citizens, Tibetans, and the State

in Immigrant Ambassadors: Citizenship and Belonging in the Tibetan Diaspora

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760171
eISBN:
9780804776318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760171.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter starts by presenting the story of the flight of Ugyen Trinley Dorjee, the Karmapa, from Tibet to India and the subsequent problems his status as a refugee posed for the Indian ... More


The Tibet Issue in Sino-Indian Relations

Tien-sze Fang

in Asymmetrical Threat Perceptions in India-China Relations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198095958
eISBN:
9780199082667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198095958.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Tibet issue is still a sensitive and intractable issue for China’s diplomacy. This Chapter provides a brief account of China’s ‘liberation’ of Tibet, pointing out India’s special role and Tibet’s ... More


Introduction: The Karmapas’ Journey to Xanadu

Ruth Gamble

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190690779
eISBN:
9780190690809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690779.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions, Buddhism

The introduction begins with a brief overview of Rangjung Dorje’s life. It describes his birth in the high Himalaya in southern Tibet, his recognition as the reincarnation of the second Karmapa, ... More


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