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Van Schaik, Sam

Overview
Works: 27 works in 105 publications in 3 languages and 6,529 library holdings
Genres: History  Catalogs  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor
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Most widely held works by Sam Van Schaik
Tibet : a history by Sam Van Schaik( Book )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a comprehensive history of the country of Tibet, from its beginnings in the seventh century, to its rise as a Buddhist empire in medieval times, to its conquest by China in 1950, and subsequent rule by the Chinese. Situated north of the Himalayas, Tibet is famous for its unique culture and its controversial assimilation into modern China. Yet Tibet in the twenty-first century can only be properly understood in the context of its extraordinary history. The author brings the history of Tibet to life by telling the stories of the people involved, from the glory days of the Tibetan empire in the seventh century through to the present day. He explores the emergence of Tibetan Buddhism and the rise of the Dalai Lamas, Tibet's entanglement in the "Great Game" in the early twentieth century, its submission to Chinese Communist rule in the 1950s, and the troubled times of recent decades. The book sheds light on the country's complex relationship with China and explains often misunderstood aspects of its culture, such as reborn lamas, monasteries and hermits, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, and the role of the Dalai Lama. The author works through the layers of history and myth to create a narrative that offers readers a greater understanding of this important and controversial corner of the world
Esoteric Buddhism at Dunhuang : rites and teachings for this life and beyond by Matthew Kapstein( )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Esoteric Buddhism in late first millennium Tibet and China is nowhere in evidence so clearly as in materials from Dunhuang. In the original contributions presented here, Robert Mayer and Cathy Cantwell examine the consecrations of the wrathful divinity Vajrakilaya, while Sam van Schaik considers approaches to the vows of tantric adepts. Philosophical interpretations of Mahayoga inform Kammie Takahashi's study of the 'Questions of Vajrasattva'. The background for later Tibetan tantric mortuary rites is examined in chapters by Yoshiro Imaeda and Matthew Kapstein. In the closing chapter, Katherine Tsiang investigates early printing in relation to esoteric dharanis, and their role as amulets accompanying the deceased. The collection is an important advance in our understanding of the historical development of Buddhist tantra."--Jacket
Manuscripts and travellers : the Sino-Tibetan documents of a tenth-century Buddhist pilgrim by Sam Van Schaik( )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study is based on a Sino-Tibetan manuscript from the late 960s, carried by a Chinese pilgrim through the Hexi corridor on his way from Wutaishan to India. Included is a series of Tibetan letters of introduction that functioned as a passport as the monk stopped in monasteries on his way. The manuscript is a unique contemporarytestimony of the large pilgrimage movement known from historical sources. It also provides evidence for the high degree of ethnic, cultural and linguistic diversity in Western China during this period
Tibetan Tantric manuscripts from Dunhuang : a descriptive catalogue of the Stein Collection at the British Library by Jacob Paul Dalton( )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since their discovery a century ago, the Dunhuang manuscripts have revolutionized the study of Asian religions. Until recently, however, the rich materials relating to esoteric tantric Buddhism have been largely ignored. This volume provides an indispensable doorway into these materials. An introduction summarizes the discovery, worldwide dissemination and general character of these Tibetan treasures. The catalogue entries provide introductory discussions of the manuscripts' contents, in addition to reordering the often scrambled folios, linking them to their long-lost counterparts in other collections, and matching them with corresponding texts in the Tibetan canon. The catalogue includes indices to Tibetan and Sanskrit titles, names and terms, as well as all Pelliot manuscripts referenced. The result is an invaluable resource for scholars of Buddhism."--Jacket
The spirit of Tibetan Buddhism by Sam Van Schaik( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A leading writer and researcher on Tibet, Sam van Schaik offers an accessible and authoritative introduction to Tibetan Buddhism by examining its key texts, from its origins in the eighth century to teachings practiced across the world today. In addition to demonstrating its richness and historical importance, van Schaik's fresh translations of and introductions to each text provide a comprehensive overview of Tibetan Buddhism's most popular teachings and concepts--including rebirth, compassion, mindfulness, tantric deities, and the graduated path--and discusses how each is put into practice. The book unfolds chronologically, conveying a sense of this thousand-year-old tradition's progress and evolution. Under the spiritual leadership of the Dalai Lama, Tibetan Buddhism has an estimated ten to twenty million adherents worldwide. Written for those new to the topic, but also useful to seasoned Buddhist practitioners and students, this much-needed anthological introduction provides the deepest understanding of the key writings currently available."--Provided by publisher
The Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism : a history by T. G Dhongthog( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intro -- Title Page -- Contents -- Publisher's Acknowledgment -- Foreword to the Translation by Lama Jampa Thaye -- Translator's Introduction -- Sweet Harmonies for Infinite Realms: The History of the Precious Teachings of the Glorious Sakyapas, the Regents of the Sage in the North -- Foreword by His Holiness Sakya Trizin -- Author's Preface -- 1. The Dharma in India and Tibet -- 2. The Sakya Family Lineage -- 3. The Lamdre -- 4. The Thirteen Golden Dharmas and the Protectors -- 5. The Ngor Tradition -- 6. Biographies of Great Scholars -- 7. The Tsar Tradition -- 8. The Essential Sakya Teachings -- 9. Masters of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries -- 10. Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the Author -- Also Available from Wisdom Publications -- About Wisdom Publications -- Copyright
Approaching the great perfection : simultaneous and gradual approaches to Dzogchen practice in Jigme Lingpa's Longchen Nyingtig by Sam Van Schaik( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dzogchen, the Great Perfection, is the highest meditative practice of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism. Approaching the Great Perfection looks at a seminal figure of this lineage, Jigme Lingpa, an eighteenth-century scholar and meditation master whose cycle of teachings, the Longchen Nyingtig, has been handed down through generations as a complete path to enlightenment. Ten of Jigme Lingpa's texts are presented here, along with extensive analysis by van Schaik of a core tension within Buddhism: Does enlightenment develop gradually, or does it come all at once? Though these two positions are often portrayed by modern scholars as entrenched polemical views, van Schaik explains that both tendencies are present within each of the Tibetan Buddhist schools. He demonstrates how Jigme Lingpa is a great illustration of this balancing act, using the rhetoric of both sides to propel his students along the path of the Great Perfection."--Jacket
Tibetan Zen : discovering a lost tradition by Sam Van Schaik( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A groundbreaking study of the lost tradition of Tibetan Zen containing the first translations of key texts from one thousand years ago. Banned in Tibet, forgotten in China, the Tibetan tradition of Zen was almost completely lost to us. According to Tibetan histories, Zen teachers were invited to Tibet from China in the 8th century, at the height of the Tibetan Empire. When doctrinal disagreements developed between Indian and Chinese Buddhists at the Tibetan court, the Tibetan emperor called for a formal debate. When the debate resulted in a decisive win by the Indian side, the Zen teachers were sent back to China, and Zen was gradually forgotten in Tibet. This picture changed at the beginning of the 20th century with the discovery in Dunhuang (in Chinese Central Asia) of a sealed cave full of manuscripts in various languages dating from the first millennium CE. The Tibetan manuscripts, dating from the 9th and 10th centuries, are the earliest surviving examples of Tibetan Buddhism. Among them are around 40 manuscripts containing original Tibetan Zen teachings. This book translates the key texts of Tibetan Zen preserved in Dunhuang. The book is divided into ten sections, each containing a translation of a Zen text illuminating a different aspect of the tradition, with brief introductions discussing the roles of ritual, debate, lineage, and meditation in the early Zen tradition. Van Schaik not only presents the texts but also explains how they were embedded in actual practices by those who used them"--
Reading Tibetan manuscripts( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early Tibet notes, thoughts and fragments of research on the history of Tibet( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Tibetan texts in the Stein Collection Or. 8210 by Kazushi Iwao( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tibetan Chan manuscripts : a complete descriptive catalogue of Tibetan Chan texts in the Dunhuang Manuscript Collections by Sam Van Schaik( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading Tibetan manuscripts( )

in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tibet : storia di un popolo e di una nazione by Sam Van Schaik( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Italian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dzogchen (rdzogs chen) by Sam Van Schaik( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dunhuang, texts by Sam Van Schaik( )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Tibetan text in the Stein Collection Or.8210 by Kazushi Iwao( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Esoteric Buddhism at Dunhuang: Rites and Teachings for This Life and Beyond (Brill's Tibetan studies library, v. 25) by Matthew Kapstein( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tibetan Tantric Manuscripts from Dunhuang : a Descriptive Catalogue of the Stein Collection at the British Library( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Since their discovery a century ago, the Dunhuang manuscripts have revolutionized the study of Asian religions. Until recently, however, the rich materials relating to esoteric tantric Buddhism have been largely ignored. This volume provides an indispensable doorway into these materials. An introduction summarizes the discovery, worldwide dissemination and general character of these Tibetan treasures. The catalogue entries provide introductory discussions of the manuscripts' contents, in addition to reordering the often scrambled folios, linking them to their long-lost counterparts in other collections, and matching them with corresponding texts in the Tibetan canon. The catalogue includes indices to Tibetan and Sanskrit titles, names and terms, as well as all Pelliot manuscripts referenced. The result is an invaluable resource for scholars of Buddhism
 
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Tibet : a history
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Esoteric Buddhism at Dunhuang : rites and teachings for this life and beyondTibetan Tantric manuscripts from Dunhuang : a descriptive catalogue of the Stein Collection at the British LibraryApproaching the great perfection : simultaneous and gradual approaches to Dzogchen practice in Jigme Lingpa's Longchen Nyingtig
Alternative Names
Sam van Schaik British tibetologist

Sam van Schaik Tibétologue britannique

Schaik, Sam Julius van 1972-

Schaik Sam van

Schaik, Sam van 1972-

Van Schaik, Sam

Van Schaik, Sam J. 1972-

van Schaik, Sam Julius

Van Schaik, Sam Julius 1972-

VanSchaik, Sam 1972-

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