Sacred Life of Tibet

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Overview

Provides excellent insight into both ancient and modern Tibet.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780722533758
  • Publisher: Thorsons/Element
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 8.49 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Note on Tibetan Words and Pronunciation
Acknowledgements
Pt. 1 Visionary Tibet
The Land and the People 3
The Shaman's Vision 9
Buddha-Vision 14
Minor Aspects of Vision 49
Pt. 2 Religious Origins and History
Bon: The Indigenous Tibetan Tradition 58
The Nyingma Order: The Old Order of Guru Rimpoche 64
The Kadam Order: The Monastic Vision 69
The Kagyu Order: Asceticism and Political Mastery 71
The Sakya Order: Tantra and Scholarship 74
The Geluk Order: Monasticism and Theocracy 77
The Tibetan Cultural Shift 81
Kham and the Eclectic Movement 83
The Late Twentieth Century 83
Pt. 3 Art and Icons
Sacred Art 89
Iconography 92
A History of Style 99
Pt. 4 The Yoga of Pilgrimage
Buddhahood 109
Lay Motivation 112
The Pilgrim's Devotional Practice 119
Sources of Blessing 135
Mountains and Lakes 152
The Cave: Womb of the Buddhas 200
Hidden Valleys 215
Gompas and Lhakhangs 223
Chortens and Cairns 228
Sky-Burial Sites 233
Gazetteer of Power Places 237
Glossary 311
Bibliography 315
Index 318
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