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Identity, Ritual and State in Tibetan Buddhism : the Foundations of Authority in Gelukpa Monasticism.

Author: Martin A Mills
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: Routledge studies in tantric traditions.
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This is a major anthropological study of contemporary Tibetan Buddhist monasticism and tantric ritual in the Ladakh region of North-West India and of the role of tantric ritual in the formation and maintenance of traditional forms of state structure and political consciousness in Tibet. Containing detailed descriptions and analyses of monastic ritual, the work builds up a picture of Tibetan tantric traditions as  Read more...
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Mills, Martin A.
Identity, Ritual and State in Tibetan Buddhism : The Foundations of Authority in Gelukpa Monasticism.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin A Mills
ISBN: 9781136854743 1136854746
OCLC Number: 863823594
Notes: Feudalism and the Pre-modern State in Marxist Thought.
Description: 1 online resource (435 pages).
Contents: Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Plates; List of Figures; Acknowledgements; Preface; A Note on the Transliteration of Ladakhi, Tibetan and Sanskrit Terms; Part One: The Face of Monasticism; 1 History and Authority; The View from Above; The Origins of Tibetan Buddhism; Tantra and State in Tibetan History; Conclusion; 2 The Face of Monasticism; Kumbum Gompa --
A Local Monastery; Layout of the Monastery; Monastic Lives; The Structure of Offices in Kumbum; The Body and Sacred Space in Kumbum; 3 Reassessing Monasticism; The Buddhist Monk as Ascetic Individual. Monasticism and Exchange in LingshedSolving the Contradiction: Gompas, Monasteries and Monks; Households and Monastic Quarters; Redefining Renunciation in the Tibetan Buddhist Context; Conclusion; Part Two: Truth and Hierarchy in Tantric Ritual; 4 Iconography, Authority and Truth in Buddhist Tantra; Introduction; Conceptualising Reality in Tibetan Buddhism; Tantra in Tibetan Buddhism; Western Approaches to Tantra; Truth and Authority in Tantric Ritual; Conclusion; 5 Tantric Practice at Kumbum; Sand Mandala Empowerments; Hierarchy and Authority in Tantra. Hierarchy and Exclusion in Tantric RitualConclusion; Part Three: Local Rites; 6 Care and Cosmology in Lingshed; Devotional Architecture and Apotropaic Power; Household Care in Lingshed; Calling in Help: the Health Care System in Lingshed; Conclusion: Monastic Authority in the Lingshed Health Care System; 7 Relations with the Dharma; Reading, Blessing and Hierarchy; Dharma Protectors; Skangsol Rites; Skangsol and the Buddhist Practitioner; Assessing Ritual Exegesis; 8 Pollution Concerns in Lingshed; Pollution and Karma; Severance; Pollution Practices and the Passage of Time. Purification Strategies in LingshedConclusion; Part Four: Authority and the Person in Gelukpa Monasticism; 9 The Incarnate, the Scholar and the Oracle --
Moments of Authority in Gelukpa Monasticism; The Geshe System --
Clerical Authority Within the Gelukpa; The Balance of Power in Gelukpa Decision-making; 10 Local Gods and the Embodied Person in Lingshed; Monastic Relations with Local Gods; Sangsol and the Monastic Hierarchy; Local Persons and the Buddhist 'No-Self'; 11 Characterising Incarnates; The Rise of the Incarnate in Tibetan History; Becoming an Incarnate. Signs, Portents and Persons: The Presence of the Teacher12 Hierarchy and Precedent in Gelukpa Monasticism; Lha rGyal sGan; Great Traditions and Little Traditions in Tibetan Buddhism; Recap; The Limits of Clerical Authority; Trapa and Tulku: Hierarchy, Ordination and Precedent; Incarnates and the Constitution of Monastic Discipline; Transmission and Imitation in Gelukpa Ritual; Authority and History in Tibetan Buddhist Societies; Conclusion; Part Five: Ideology, Ritual and State; 13 Ideology, Ritual and State in Tibetan Buddhism; Rule by Incarnation.
Series Title: Routledge studies in tantric traditions.

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This is a major anthropological study of contemporary Tibetan Buddhist monasticism and tantric ritual in the Ladakh region of North-West India and of the role of tantric ritual in the formation and maintenance of traditional forms of state structure and political consciousness in Tibet. 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 performer.

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