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A Monastery in Time: The Making of Mongolian Buddhism

Caroline Humphrey and Hurelbaatar Ujeed

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226031873
eISBN:
9780226032061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032061.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book describes the life of a Mongolian Buddhist monastery—the Mergen Monastery in Inner Mongolia—from inside its walls. From the Qing occupation of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries ... More


Dispersion and Creation

Caroline Humphrey and Hürelbaatar Ujeed

in A Monastery in Time: The Making of Mongolian Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226031873
eISBN:
9780226032061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032061.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter presents examples to illustrate how processes that first appear to be dispersion and disintegration can also be seen, from a wider vantage point, as expansion and renewal. Such is the ... More


Buddhist Life at Mergen

Caroline Humphrey and Hürelbaatar Ujeed

in A Monastery in Time: The Making of Mongolian Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226031873
eISBN:
9780226032061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032061.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter first describes certain individuals and through them begins to indicate the complexity of the lives of contemporary monks, the variety of ties they each maintain, and what holds them ... More


Introduction

Caroline Humphrey and Hürelbaatar Ujeed

in A Monastery in Time: The Making of Mongolian Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226031873
eISBN:
9780226032061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032061.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This introductory chapter discusses the main themes covered in the book, which is the result of some fifteen years of research at Mergen Monastery in Urad. Its main framework follows eight successive ... More


Mergen Monastery and Its Landscape

Caroline Humphrey and Hürelbaatar Ujeed

in A Monastery in Time: The Making of Mongolian Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226031873
eISBN:
9780226032061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032061.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter first outlines the changeable matrix of relations in the monastery. It then describes the founding and history of Mergen, which illuminates the processes of gathering, housing, and ... More


The Chorji Lama: Inheriting from the Past in a New World

Caroline Humphrey and Hürelbaatar Ujeed

in A Monastery in Time: The Making of Mongolian Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226031873
eISBN:
9780226032061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032061.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter looks at Mönghebatu, the Chorji Lama, and the dilemmas of inheritance. From early childhood he was singled out as an heir in at least two different ways: he was the eldest son of ... More


Regroupings of Laity

Caroline Humphrey and Hürelbaatar Ujeed

in A Monastery in Time: The Making of Mongolian Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226031873
eISBN:
9780226032061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032061.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses regroupings of laypeople living around the Mergen Monastery. Their concerns have influenced monastic arrangements. It shows that external people who care for what an ... More


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