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The sound of two hands clapping : the education of a Tibetan Buddhist monk

Author: Georges B J Dreyfus
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif : University of California Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A unique insider's account of day-to-day life inside a Tibetan monastery, 'The Sound of Two Hands Clapping' reveals to Western audiences the fascinating details of monastic education.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dreyfus, Georges B.J.
Sound of two hands clapping.
Berkeley, Calif : University of California Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2001005494
(OCoLC)47996118
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Georges B J Dreyfus
ISBN: 9780520928244 0520928245 0585468818 9780585468815 0520232593 9780520232594 0520232607 9780520232600 1597349070 9781597349079
OCLC Number: 53000058
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 445 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: PART I. THE CONTEXT --
Tibetan Buddhism: a brief historical overview --
Tibetan monasticism --
Becoming a monk: teacher and discipline --
PART II. TIBETAN SCHOLASTIC PRACTICES --
Literacy and memorization --
General structure of the Tibetan curriculum --
Two curricular models --
Scholasticism and orality: myth and reality --
Commentary and meditation --
Supplement: hermeneutical or deconstructive? --
Debate as practice --
Debate in the curriculum --
Is debate a mode of inquiry? --
PART III. REFLECTIONS --
Rationality and spirit cult --
Limits of the inquiry --
Conclusion: past and future uncertainties.
Responsibility: Georges B.J. Dreyfus.
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An insider's account of day-to-day life inside a Tibetan monastery, this text reveals to Western audiences the details of monastic education. Georges B.J. Dreyfus weaves together autobiographical  Read more...

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