Buddhism Observed: Travellers, Exiles and Tibetan Dharma in Kathmandu

Buddhism Observed: Travellers, Exiles and Tibetan Dharma in Kathmandu

by Peter Moran

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781134341849
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/02/2003
Series: Anthropology of Asia
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 942 KB

About the Author

Peter Moran is Director of academic programs in Kathmandu for both Trinity College, USA and the International Honors Program, Boston University, USA. He is also the academic director at the Centre for Buddhist Studies at Kathmandu University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

1 Introduction 1

2 Emanating bodies in the transnational terrain 14

3 Commodities, identities and the aura of the Other 34

4 Monasteries, patrons and the presence of money in a spiritualized economy 58

5 Talking about monks: discourses of tradition and productivity 86

6 Identifying narratives: a search for Buddhist subjects and communities 110

7 Producing (Western) Buddhists 130

8 Dharma and difference: practical discourses 157

9 Tibetan Buddhism: national culture and global treasure 187

Notes 196

Bibliography 212

Index 220

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