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 The Encounter with Buddhism

Charles Ramble

in The Navel of the Demoness: Tibetan Buddhism and Civil Religion in Highland Nepal

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195154146
eISBN:
9780199868513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154146.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The encounter between Himalayan communities and Buddhism is sometimes oversimplified both in ethnographic studies and in the autobiographical accounts of missionary lamas. Buddhism has come to Te not ... More


Selves and Others in a Conflictual Environment

Ben Campbell

in Living Between Juniper and Palm: Nature, Culture, and Power in the Himalayas

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198078524
eISBN:
9780199082278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078524.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter looks into understandings of human personhood, and the kinds of knowledge the Tamang develop of their biodiverse environment through stages of life. It examines notions of the ... More


Sovereign Bodies: Death, Reincarnation, and Border Crossings in the Transnational Terrain

Anya Bernstein

in Religious Bodies Politic: Rituals of Sovereignty in Buryat Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226072555
eISBN:
9780226072692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226072692.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter continues to look at the early twentieth century Buryats’ engagement with Tibet and its recent legacies. It introduces new materials on cross-ethnic reincarnation and tantric ... 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


Mergen Gegen and the Arts of Language

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/9780226032061.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses how Mergen Gegen laid the groundwork for a new subjectivity among his followers, a groundwork of both aesthetic and political dimensions. Mergen Gegen is credited not only with ... 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 Afterlife of the 8th Mergen Gegen

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/9780226032061.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on the 8th Mergen Gegen, particularly ideas concerning his transformation from a dead person into several different objects of worship, one of which was attributed with deadly ... More


Sengge: A Lama's Knowledge and Its Vicissitudes

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/9780226032061.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter focuses on Sengge Lama, who spent almost thirty years of his life as a cadre under the communists. His talents and his life proved to be ideally matched for the particular character ... 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


Criminal Lamas: Court Cases Against Buddhist Monks in Early Socialist Mongolia

Christopher Kaplonski

in Buddhism in Mongolian History, Culture, and Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199958641
eISBN:
9780190206819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199958641.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The chapter looks at the use of the court system to handle cases against Buddhist lamas during the 1930s. The chapter examines three cases. In the first, dating from 1936, lamas were accused of ... More


Wealth and Devotion

Mette M. High

in Fear and Fortune: Spirit Worlds and Emerging Economies in the Mongolian Gold Rush

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501707544
eISBN:
9781501708121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707544.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses how local Buddhist lamas have become involved in the gold rush. Within Mahayana Buddhism, mining is considered emblematic of violent acts and self-interest that infringe upon ... More


A Trülku as the Head of Society

Peter Schwieger

in The Dalai Lama and the Emperor of China: A Political History of the Tibetan Institution of Reincarnation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168526
eISBN:
9780231538602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168526.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the rise of the Tibetan trülku as head of society in the seventeenth century. Drawing on the concept of the “union of religion and politics,” the clerical elite further ... More


The Debate over Intervention at Havana and the Crisis of the American Institute of International Law: James Brown Scott’s Displacement of Alejandro Alvarez

Juan Pablo Scarfi

in The Hidden History of International Law in the Americas: Empire and Legal Networks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190622343
eISBN:
9780190622374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190622343.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

Chapter 5 focuses on the controversy over intervention that arose at the Sixth Pan-American Conference (1928) held in Havana and the hemispheric impact of the projects for the codification of ... More


From Pan-Americanism to Multilateral Inter-Americanism: The Impact of the Anti-War Treaty, the Principle of Nonintervention, and Sovereign Equality at Montevideo, and the Dissolution of the American Institute of International Law

Juan Pablo Scarfi

in The Hidden History of International Law in the Americas: Empire and Legal Networks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190622343
eISBN:
9780190622374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190622343.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

Chapter 6 concentrates on the role of Saavedra Lamas at the Seventh Pan-American Conference held in Montevideo (1933), the impact of his Anti-War Treaty, and the rise of a multilateral Inter-American ... More


The Social and Cultural Practices of Buddhism: The Local Context of Inner Mongolia in the First Half of the Twentieth Century

Hürelbaatar Ujeed

in Buddhism in Mongolian History, Culture, and Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199958641
eISBN:
9780190206819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199958641.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

As the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism spread throughout Inner Asia, it flourished in the territories of what is now Inner Mongolia for 400 years. However, Buddhism in Inner Mongolia is ... More


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