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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. Univ. of Calif. Press 2008
Series: A Philip E. Lilienthal book
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Nachdr.View all editions and formats

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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Georges B J Dreyfus
ISBN: 0520232593 9780520232594 0520232607 9780520232600
OCLC Number: 553960700
Description: XV, 445 Seiten Illustrationen
Contents: List of Illustrations Note on Translation and Transliteration Acknowledgments Introduction Part I. The Context 1. Tibetan Buddhism: A Brief Historical Overview 2. Tibetan Monasticism 3. Becoming a Monk: Teacher and Discipline Part II. Tibetan Scholastic Practices 4. Literacy and Memorization 5. The General Structure of the Tibetan Curriculum 6. Two Curricular Models 7. Scholasticism and Orality: Myth and Reality 8. Commentary and Meditation 9. The Supplement: Hermeneutical or Deconstructive? 10. Debate as Practice 11. Debate in the Curriculum 12. Is Debate a Mode of Inquiry? Part III. Reflections 13. Rationality and Spirit Cult 14. The Limits of the Inquiry Conclusion: Past and Future Uncertainties Notes Select Bibliography Index
Series Title: A Philip E. Lilienthal book
Responsibility: Georges B.J. Dreyfus


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