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Religions of Tibet in practice

Author: Donald S Lopez, Jr.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1997.
Series: Princeton readings in religions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Religions of Tibet in Practice is a landmark work, the first major anthology on the topic ever produced. It presents a stunning array of works (hagiographies, pilgrimage guides, prayers, accounts of visits to hell, epics, consecration manuals, sermons, and exorcism texts) that together offer an unparalleled view of the realities of those who have inhabited the Tibetan cultural domain over the centuries. The volume  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald S Lopez, Jr.
ISBN: 0691011842 9780691011844 0691011834 9780691011837
OCLC Number: 35043538
Description: x, 560 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. Accounts of time and place --
Gesar of Ling / Robin Kornman --
The royal way of supreme compassion / Matthew Kapstein --
The tribal history / Robin Kornman --
Bon Rescues Dharma --
The guide to the crystal peak / Matthew Kapstein --
Guidebook to Lapchi / Toni Huber --
Part II. Remarkable lives --
The life of Tilopa / Nalanda translation committee --
Atisa's journey to Tibet / Hubert Decleer --
The journey to the golden mountain / Matthew Kapstein --
A quest for "the path and result" / Cyrus Stearns --
The Yogin Lorepa's retreat at Lake Namtso / Nalanda translation committee --
Memories of a past life / David Templeman --
Part III. Rites and techniques --
A rite of empowerment / Richard J. Kohn --
The horseback consecration ritual / Yael Bentor --
An offering of Torma / Richard J. Kohn --
An Avalokitesvara Sadhana / Janet Gyatso --
A fasting ritual / Roger Jackson --
Food, clothes, dreams, and karmic propensities / David Germano --
The elements, insanity, and lettered subjectivity / David Germano --
The regulations of a monastery / Jose Ignacio Cabezon --
Part IV. Prayers and sermons --
The sermon of an itinerant saint / Matthew Kapstein --
From the autobiography of a visionary / Janet Gyatso --
A prayer to the Lama / Donald S. Lopez --
A prayer to the God of the plain / Richard J. Kohn --
Invocations to two bon deities / Per Kvaerne --
A smoke purification song / Nalanda translation committee --
Daily prayers / Nalanda translation committee --
Part V. Dealing with death and other demons --
Mindfulness of death / Donald S. Lopez --
A prayer for deliverance from rebirth / Donald S. Lopez --
Dying, death, and other opportunities / David Germano --
Cards for the dead / Per Kvaerne --
Returning from Hell / Francoise Pommaret --
Exorcising demons with a Buddhist sutra / Donald S. Lopez --
Turning back gossip / Matthew Kapstein --
Hail protection / Anne C. Klein and Khetsun Sangpo --
A prayer flag for Tara / Donald S. Lopez.
Series Title: Princeton readings in religions.
Responsibility: Donald S. Lopez, Jr., editor.
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