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The Social Element of Visionary Revelation: Public Rites as A Means of Negotiating Authenticity in Tibetan Buddhist Visionary Lineages

Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa

in Negotiating Rites

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812295
eISBN:
9780199919390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812295.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In Tibetan Buddhism, visionary literature, known as ‘treasures’ (gter), form unique and often controversial additions to the established canon. They are ‘discovered’ by practitioners believed to be ... More


Travels of a Tibetan Housewife

Bryan J. Cuevas

in Travels in the Netherworld: Buddhist Popular Narratives of Death and the Afterlife in Tibet

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195341164
eISBN:
9780199851706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341164.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter analyzes the narrative of Lingza Chökyi, who was the mother of three children. It discusses the experience of dying; the journey to hell; mapping the netherworld; meeting others; Yama, ... More


Travels in the Netherworld: Buddhist Popular Narratives of Death and the Afterlife in Tibet

Bryan J. Cuevas

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195341164
eISBN:
9780199851706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341164.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book examines a little-known genre of Tibetan narrative literature about the délok, ordinary men and women who claim to have died, traveled through hell, and then returned from the afterlife. ... More


To Hell and Back

Bryan J. Cuevas

in Travels in the Netherworld: Buddhist Popular Narratives of Death and the Afterlife in Tibet

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195341164
eISBN:
9780199851706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341164.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter begins with a discussion of the meaning of délok. It sets out the purpose of the book, which is to provide fresh perspectives on Tibetan religious culture in the hope that these insights ... More


The Return of a Noble Young Lady

Bryan J. Cuevas

in Travels in the Netherworld: Buddhist Popular Narratives of Death and the Afterlife in Tibet

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195341164
eISBN:
9780199851706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341164.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter analyzes the narrative of Karma Wangzin, who, like Lingza Chökyi a century before her, also had to endure the despair of domestic strife. In Karma Wangzin's account of her death we find ... More


Storytellers

Bryan J. Cuevas

in Travels in the Netherworld: Buddhist Popular Narratives of Death and the Afterlife in Tibet

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195341164
eISBN:
9780199851706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341164.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. In Tibet, people who returned from death told their stories. They recounted in vivid detail their terrifying experiences and relayed ... More


Tibetland and the Penthouse of the Gods

Paul G. Hackett

in Theos Bernard, the White Lama: Tibet, Yoga, and American Religious Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158879
eISBN:
9780231530378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158879.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on Theos Casimir Bernard's use of Tibetland and the Penthouse of the Gods in pursuit of his dreams. Through Theos's charm, Ganna Walska had bought (and been sold on) Tibetland ... More


The Autobiography of the First Khalkha Zaya Paṇḍita Lobsang Trinley

Sangseraima Ujeed

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/9780190900694.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, World Religions

The First Zaya Paṇḍita Lobsang Trinley (Tib. Blo bzang ’phrin las, Mong. Luvsanphrinle, 1642–1715) was and remains known as one of the most prolific Mongolian Buddhist masters in history. Despite his ... More


A Lama in Distress

Bryan J. Cuevas

in Travels in the Netherworld: Buddhist Popular Narratives of Death and the Afterlife in Tibet

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195341164
eISBN:
9780199851706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341164.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter analyzes the narrative of Jampa Délek, a 16th-century lama from the village of Nakar in the northern reaches of southern Latö, probably located in or nearby present-day Ngamring. Like ... More


A Ghost in Monk's Robes

Bryan J. Cuevas

in Travels in the Netherworld: Buddhist Popular Narratives of Death and the Afterlife in Tibet

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195341164
eISBN:
9780199851706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341164.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter analyzes the narrative of Jangchup Sengé. In the three délok narratives reviewed thus far, we have seen anxiety and despair as the prime causes of illness and eventual death. These were ... More


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


Translation of  The Pleasure Garden

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/9780199362349.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter 6 consists of a full translation of the condensed edition of Shardza’s life-story. The translation offers the reader an extended look into the rich body of material constituting one of the ... More


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