AN INTIMATE DESTRUCTION
... set a virulent anti-intellectual tone in the first letter, where he wrote: ‘The fault is with
your mildewed systems…the fault is in you, Vice-Chancellors, preoccupied with your
nets of syllogism’. 4 He then went on to lambast the Pope: ‘From top to bottom of your
Roman masquerade, what triumphs is t ...
Tibetan Buddhism and Han Chinese: Superscribing New Meaning
... This thesis seeks to explore the manner in which Han practitioners are receiving and
practicing Tibetan Buddhism in Greater China – specifically in mainland China, Hong
Kong and Taiwan. It seeks to answer the fundamental question of how Tibetan
Buddhism is becoming relevant to contemporary Chinese s ...
The Yogin & the Madman: Reading the Biographical
... and had in turn transmitted it to specific disciples. Ultimately, in the
perspective of the development of Milarepa’s narrative tradition, these
texts “matured but did not achieve (and perhaps never aspired to
achieve) the fine polish of biographical grain witnessed in the later
compendia or the sta ...
An Exploration of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism and its Art
... and by the British officials who served in Tibet between 1904 and 1947 (McKay,
2001: 67-89). In the early twentieth century, the British sent military and
diplomatic missions to Tibet and then brought back a considerable number of art
objects and photographs, which laid the foundation of ‘a pivotal ...
Icon - University of Pretoria
... of Western women have been ordained as Buddhist nuns, “the best path and the best
values in the world [therefore] favour gender equality and the elimination of patriarchy
and misogyny” (Gyatso 2010: 47).
The concept of enlightenment and how it is achieved also needed to be clarified.
Enlightenment i ...
Fall 2006 - Sakya Monastery
... water, for eons and eons. When he reflected on the suffering of these beings, his hunger became less, his desire became less. There
were also times when he was being beaten by the guards and he knew that they would get tired after an hour or so and the beatings
would stop. In the hell realms, being ...
- ANU Repository
... The relationship between Qubilai Khan (1215–1294), the Great Khan of the Mongol
Empire, and the Tibetan Buddhist monk ’Phags pa Blo gros rgyal mtshan (1235–1280)
during the 13th century is often viewed as emblematic of the nature of Tibet’s
relationship with the Mongol Empire. More broadly, this rel ...
Three Creative Encounters: Tibetan Buddhist Tradition
... repeating claims to an exceptional transmission of Tibetan Buddhism and instead
begin to dissect how this professed singularity functions as our training allows us.
My work departs from previous studies in its focus not on the popular
phenomena of Buddhist sympathizers, nor on the appropriation and ...
Untitled - Shambhala Publications
... contains expanded discussions of recent Tibetan history and tantra and incorporates
important new publications in the field. Beginning with a summary of the Indian origins of
Tibetan Buddhism and how it eventually was brought to Tibet, it explores Tibetan
Mahayana philosophy and tantric methods for ...
1 - VTechWorks
... At Narthang4, where the Tibetan wooden blocks of Kanjur and Tanjur have
been kept, he met the great translator, Danzang.
TsongkhaPa, used to be calm and straight, lived without affluence or great
comfort but sometimes tempered short while engaged in scholarly debate.
However, his studies went on an ...
The Karmapa and Taiwan
... powers, and religious forces to form the first theocratic regime in Tibet. The
Kagyu is also the first school of Tibetan Buddhism to create the reincarnation
system, and many sects (four large sects and eight small sects) derived from it.
A few of those sects were now defunct, and the surviving sect ...
... Dutch Buddhist Film Foundation to continue this film, i finally agreed to face making something out of the film again years later, in the new millennium. At his age,
i knew there weren’t many years left to tell namkhai norbu’s story, nor would he
allow another filmmaker inside his private life and f ...
The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya: Visual
... to keep moisture away from the relics.10 Although a new material in Tibetan Buddhist
construction, aluminum furthers traditional Buddhist aspirations that a stūpa and its relics
be preserved in perpetuity for the benefit of beings. Additionally, the monument’s unique
features include four large gate ...
TIBETAN TOURIST THANGKAS IN THE KATHMANDU VALLEY
... 5,000 separate volumes were published.
While it may be an exaggeration
to speak of Tibet’s remoteness and
isolation, given its historical openness to ideas and cultural influences
from the outside world (Miller 1988), there is some truth to this portrait, if only in the 19th to 20th centuries,
The Characteristics of Tibetan-Language Tripitaka and their Values
... Wood carved Tripitaka was not formally released until Ming Dynasty. As
Buddhism became more popular, wood carving publishing business was
unprecedentedly prosperous, major monasteries in Tibet, Sichuan, Qinghai, and
Gansu all opened their own printing press to massively publish Tibetan
language Trip ...
The Tulku System in Tibetan Buddhism
... royal family, they were granted unique privileges; and created the only atheist theocracy in the
world run by Tulkus.6
Power and corruption, however, has proved to be conjoined twins; and the history of
Tibet, therefore, is full of stories of power struggle among heads of monasteries and monkofficia ...
Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Sy
... more accurate interpretation of this term
should perhaps be ‘purity’, as these attributes
essentially represent the enlightened qualities
or ‘purities’ of the deities. These purities are
evocatively expressed in the various ‘Praises
to the Deities’, which were composed by
many great Indian and Tibet ...
geshe rabten rinpoche - Dorje Shugden and Dalai Lama
... Geshe Thubten Trinley, Geshe Tenzin Gonpo and Geshe Thubten Ngawang, just
to name a few. There are many more in India and Tibet.
His outstanding qualities were recognized and cherished not only by his
disciples, but also by the great masters of our time such as H. H. the Dalai Lama
and his two emine ...
Yury Khokhlov: The Xi Xia Legacy in Sino-Tibetan Art
... Rubruck and Marco Polo visited the Tangut areas in 1253 – 1255 and 1271 – 1274 respectively and described them as densely populated and economically
prosperous. Marco Polo witnessed thriving Buddhist communities and many monasteries and temples full of exquisite sculptures of various kinds. ...
Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism
... shrine room. Outside the building, in keeping with the style of traditional Tibetan Buddhist
monasteries, a portico was added over the front entrance. By 1997, the remodeling was sufficiently
finished so that the main shrine room could be used for meditations.
In 1998, the outside of Sakya Monaster ...
CULTURAL HISTORY OF TIBET AND THE HIMALAYAS COURSE
... CULTURAL HISTORY OF TIBET AND THE HIMALAYAS
The Himalayan range has since antiquity been marked by ongoing encounters between
people from the lowland plains of India in the south and the highland plateaus of Tibet in
the north. These historic encounters and their salience to today’s lived traditions ...
Kingship and Religion in Tibet research plan
... Kingship and religion in Tibet is an ideal subject for a large research group
because while at the core of it is highly focused textual scholarship centered on Old
Tibetan manuscript sources, it is expansive enough to include different disciplines,
and is of particular interest to colleagues in Tib ...
Ati*a - College of the Holy Cross
... and studied almost all
Buddhist and nonBuddhist schools of his
time, including teachings
from Vishnu, Shiva,
Tantric Hinduism and
• It is said that Atisha had
more than 150 teachers,
but one prominent teacher
above all else was
The Primordial Mandalas of East and West: Jungian and Tibetan
... tradition, very little of the above work has been
devoted to a more in-depth comparative analysis
of its respective meaning and usage, which in
large part serves as the impetus for this study.
The Primordial Mandala
As a prelude to exploring the mandala’s central
position in both Jungian psychology ...
Serfdom in Tibet controversy
The serfdom in Tibet controversy rests on both a political and an academic debate. In the political debate, Chinese sources claim moral authority for governing Tibet, based on narratives that portray Tibet as a ""feudal serfdom"" and a ""hell on earth"" prior to the invasion of Tibet in 1950. Tibetologists have presented a range of opinions as to the accuracy of this characterization, and there continues to be a lack of consensus on the topic. Accusations of the existence of a variety of unfree labour have been a recurrent theme, covering periods both before and after the Chinese takeover. Supporters of the Chinese position highlight statements by the government of the People's Republic of China (PRC) that, prior to 1959, 95% of Tibetans lived in 'feudal serfdom', and cite cases of abuse and cruelty in the traditional Tibetan system. Human rights organizations and supporters of the Free Tibet movement have highlighted reports of Communist-run forced labour camps in the region and point out the efforts made by the Tibetan authorities to modernise the country and improve conditions in Tibet in the first half of the 20th Century.In the academic debate of the 'Serfdom in Tibet' controversy, the nature of serfdom and its applicability to Eastern societies is contested amongst academics. Tibetologist Melvyn Goldstein wrote in 1971 that ""Tibet was characterized by a form of institutionalized inequality that can be called pervasive serfdom"". However many academics have questioned the applicability of the concept to Tibet, a recent example being Heidi Fjeld who in 2003 argued that feudalism and the use of the term 'serf' was misleading in relation to the social system of Tibet and instead described it as ""a caste-like social hierarchy"".