Identity, Ritual and State in Tibetan Buddhism: The Foundations of Authority in Gelukpa Monasticism - Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions (Paperback)Martin A. Mills (author)
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Containing detailed descriptions and analyses of monastic ritual, the work builds up a picture of Tibetan tantric traditions as they interact with more localised understandings of bodily identity and territorial cosmology, to produce a substantial re-interpretation of the place of monks as ritual performers and peripheral householders in Ladakh. The work also examines the central and indispensable role of incarnate lamas, such as the Dalai Lama, in the religious life of Tibetan Buddhists.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 404
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 23 mm
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