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Tibetan Buddhist Narratives of the Forces of Creation

Frances Garrett

in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

This chapter examines different models of fetal growth in premodern religious and medical Tibetan embryological narratives, which describe causal forces such as karma, the natural elements, the ... More


AUM SHINRIKYO: Violence and Terrorism in Japanese Buddhism

Jones James W

in Blood That Cries Out From the Earth: The Psychology of Religious Terrorism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195335972
eISBN:
9780199868957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335972.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

“Aum Shinrikyo: Violence and Religion in Japanese Buddhism.” This chapter traces the movement of Aum Shinrikyo from a yoga and meditation center, indistinguishable from countless other New Age ... More


Riding the Dragon: The Case of China

Thomas F. Farr

in World of Faith and Freedom: Why International Religious Liberty Is Vital to American National Security

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195179958
eISBN:
9780199869749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179958.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

China is the largest and, arguably, the most consequential nation for American interests. It has a huge conventional and nuclear military establishment, is a permanent member of the UN Security ... More


The Spectrum of Tradition and Modernism

David L. McMahan

in The Making of Buddhist Modernism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195183276
eISBN:
9780199870882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183276.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter charts a variegated continuum between traditionalist and modernist Buddhists by providing five composite profiles of Buddhists: a British “Buddhist sympathizer,” a traditional Thai ... More


Unbounded Wholeness: Bon, Dzogchen, and the Logic of the Nonconceptual

Anne Carolyn Klein and Tenzin Wangyal

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195178494
eISBN:
9780199784790
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178491.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book provides a study and translation of the Authenticity of Open Awareness, a foundational text of the Bon Dzogchen tradition. This is the first time a Bon philosophical text of this scope has ... More


Visions of Compassion: Western Scientists and Tibetan Buddhists Examine Human Nature

Richard J. Davidson and Anne Harrington (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195130430
eISBN:
9780199847327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130430.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book examines how Western behavioral science — which has generally focused on negative aspects of human nature — holds up to cross-cultural scrutiny, in particular the Tibetan Buddhist ... More


The Gathering of Intentions: A History of a Tibetan Tantra

Jacob P. Dalton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231176002
eISBN:
9780231541176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176002.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Gathering of Intentions reads a single Tibetan Buddhist ritual system through the movements of Tibetan history, revealing the social and material dimensions of an ostensibly timeless tradition. ... More


Identifying the Object of Negation and the Status of Conventional Truth: Why the dGag Bya Matters So Much to Tibetan Mādhyamikas

Jay L. Garfield and Sonam Thakchöe

in Moonshadows: Conventional Truth in Buddhist Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751426
eISBN:
9780199827190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751426.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Tibetan Mādhyamikas devote considerable attention to debates concerning the object of negation (Tib. dgag bya) in deconstructive Madhyamaka analysis. This chapter argues that this attention is ... More


Can a Mādhyamika Be a Skeptic? The Case of Patsab Nyimadrak

Georges Dreyfus

in Moonshadows: Conventional Truth in Buddhist Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751426
eISBN:
9780199827190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751426.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter compares the twelfth-century Tibetan thinker Patsab’s interpretation of Madhyamaka with certain readings of ancient skepticism, focusing on the central question that skeptical accounts ... More


Luminous Bliss: A Religious History of Pure Land Literature in Tibet

Georgios T. Halkias

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835903
eISBN:
9780824871314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835903.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Pure Land Buddhism as a whole has received comparatively little attention in Western studies on Buddhism despite the importance of “buddha-fields” (pure lands) for the growth and expression of ... More


Introduction: Snow and Mirrors

Trent Pomplun

in Jesuit on the Roof of the World: Ippolito Desideri's Mission to Tibet

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377866
eISBN:
9780199869466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377866.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This introduction summarizes the history of research on Ippolito Desideri and situates it within larger trends in Tibetan Studies and the historiography of the Society of Jesus. It argues that recent ... More


Population and Society in Contemporary Tibet

Rong Ma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622092020
eISBN:
9789882207288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622092020.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This survey documents Tibetan society over five decades, including population structure in rural and urban areas, marriage and migration patterns, the maintenance of language and traditional culture, ... More


Echoes from Dharamsala: Music in the Life of a Tibetan Refugee Community

Keila Diehl

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230439
eISBN:
9780520936003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230439.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book uses music to understand the experiences of Tibetans living in Dharamsala, a town in the Indian Himalayas that for more than forty years has been home to Tibet's government-in-exile. The ... More


From Tribal Tibet: The Significance of the Legal Form

Fernanda Pirie

in Law and Anthropology: Current Legal Issues Volume 12

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199580910
eISBN:
9780191723025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580910.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter analyzes a legal code found among nomadic pastoralists in eastern Tibet. This code consists of directions and prescriptions relating to different areas of tribal life and specifies ... More


Battling the Buddha of Love: A Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built

Jessica Marie Falcone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501723469
eISBN:
9781501723476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501723469.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This ethnography explores the controversial plans and practices of the Maitreya Project, as they worked to build the “world's tallest statue” as a multi-million dollar “gift” to India. This effort ... More


Introduction

Patricia Q. Campbell

in Knowing Body, Moving Mind: Ritualizing and Learning at Two Buddhist Centers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199793822
eISBN:
9780199914531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793822.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This introduction describes the histories of the centers, some of the background of the main teachers and a description of the meditation classes and other events each offers. Descriptive detail of ... More


Friends of the Heart and Chandrakirti Centre: Meditation in Toronto

Patricia Q. Campbell

in Knowing Body, Moving Mind: Ritualizing and Learning at Two Buddhist Centers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199793822
eISBN:
9780199914531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793822.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter presents an overview of the two centers involved in this study: Friends of the Heart and Chandrakirti Centre. It describes the histories of the centers, some of the background of the ... More


Conclusion

Patricia Q. Campbell

in Knowing Body, Moving Mind: Ritualizing and Learning at Two Buddhist Centers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199793822
eISBN:
9780199914531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793822.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The histories of the centers, some of the background of the main teachers, and a description of the meditation classes and other events each offers. Descriptive detail of the shrine rooms of each ... More


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


“Reconstructing the God-Fearing Community”: Filming Tibet in the Twenty-First Century

Donghui He

in Chinese Ecocinema: In the Age of Environmental Challenge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090866
eISBN:
9789882206724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090866.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses recent documentary-style film representations of Tibetan ecology by experimental-mainstream Chinese director Tian Zhuangzhuang and Tibetan director Wanma Caidan, focusing on ... More


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