Download E-books Proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the IATS, 2003, Volume 7: Text, Image and Song in Transdisciplinary Dialogue (Brill's Tibetan Studies Library) PDF

By Klimburg-Salter, D. (ed.), Jahoda, C. (ed.), Tropper, K. (ed.)

Essays discussing transdisciplinary method introduce case stories on Buddhist manuscripts, inscriptions, paintings and oral traditions of the Indian Himalayas and primary Tibet. The study was once conducted in the context of an Interdisciplinary study Unit financed by means of the Austrian technological know-how Fund.

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Download E-books Religious Revival in the Tibetan Borderlands: The Premi of Southwest China (Studies on Ethnic Groups in China) PDF

By Koen Wellens

Revival of spiritual practices of every kind in China, after many years of systematic govt suppression, is a subject of substantial curiosity to students in disciplines starting from non secular experiences to anthropology to political technological know-how. This e-book examines modern spiritual practices one of the Premi humans of the Sichuan-Yunnan-Tibet quarter, a gaggle of approximately 60,000 who converse a language belonging to the Qiang department of Tibeto-Burman. Koen Wellens's ethnographic learn in Premi groups on contrary facets of the border, and his research of obtainable old records, locate a number of advocates and rationales for the revival of either formal Tibetan Buddhism and the indigenous Premi practices based on ritual experts referred to as anji.

Wellens argues that the diversity within the form the revitalization technique takes-as it impacts Premi at the Sichuan aspect of the border and their opposite numbers at the Yunnan side-can in simple terms be understood in an area cultural context. This full-length learn of the Premi, the 1st in a language except chinese language, makes a beneficial contribution to our ethnographic wisdom of Southwest China, in addition to to our figuring out of latest chinese language non secular and cultural politics.

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Download E-books Translating Buddhism from Tibetan: An Introduction to the Tibetan Literary Language and the Translation of Buddhist Texts from Tibetan PDF

This whole textbook on classical Tibetan is appropriate for starting or intermediate scholars. It starts with ideas for examining writing and announcing Tibetan, steadily sporting the reader in the course of the styles obvious within the formation of phrases and into the repeating styles of Tibetan words, clauses, and sentences. scholars with past adventure will locate the seven appendices—which assessment the foundations of pronunciation grammar and syntax—provide an integral reference. It balances conventional Tibetan grammatical and syntactic research with a use of terminology that displays English preconceptions approximately sentence constitution. in accordance with the approach constructed through Jeffrey Hopkins on the Unversity of Virginia, this ebook provides in classes with drills and examining routines a realistic creation to Tibetan grammar syntax and technical vocabulary utilized in Buddhist works on philosophy and meditation. a really good designed studying procedure, it serves as an creation to examining and translating and to Buddhist philosophy and meditation. via simply memorizable paradigms the coed involves realize and comprehend the recurrent styles of the Tibetan language. each one bankruptcy encompasses a vocabulary jam-packed with invaluable Buddhist phrases.

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Download E-books Peak Doorways to Emancipation PDF

By Tony Duff

Shakya Shri was once one of many maximum masters of the Drukpa Kagyu round the finish of the 19th century. He used to be well known for having practised and entire either the Mahamudra traditions of the Drukpa Kagyu and the nice final touch (Dzogpa Chenpo) culture that had come to him via his root guru, Khamtrul Rinpoche. He taught scholars both Mahamudra or nice of completion or a mix of either, no matter what used to be appropriate for them. This ebook offers texts from his accumulated Works. each offers a particular element of innermost Dzogchen perform even though the 1st textual content, at the advent to the character of brain, is totally appropriate to essence Mahamudra, too. We selected the 2 texts simply because they spotlight particular facets of those practices that aren't defined in the other texts to be had from us. As with a number of different texts on Thorough minimize, every one textual content bargains guide on a key element of the instructing. the 1st textual content is in particular concerning creation to the character of brain (sometimes known as declaring instruction). it really is challenging to discover a textual content which, like this one does, particularly discusses this key means of the better tantras. The textual content might be of curiosity to a person who's working towards Mahamudra or Dzogpa Chenpo. the second one textual content keeps through giving guideline on easy methods to observe the character of brain after it's been brought to the disciple. this article particularly explains the practices of the Thorough minimize (Tregcho) of significant finishing touch. this article additionally contains particular directions at the exact initial perform of innermost nice of completion referred to as Parting into aspects (Tibetan, rushen).

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Download E-books Himalayan Hermitess: The Life of a Tibetan Buddhist Nun PDF

By Kurtis R. Schaeffer

Himalayan Hermitess is a bright account of the lifestyles and occasions of a Buddhist nun dwelling at the borderlands of Tibetan tradition. Orgyan Chokyi (1675-1729) spent her lifestyles in Dolpo, the top inhabited area of the Nepal Himalayas. Illiterate and expressly forbidden by means of her grasp to jot down her personal lifestyles tale, Orgyan Chokyi got divine suggestion, defied culture, and composed some of the most attractive autobiographies of the Tibetan literary tradition.
The Life of Orgyan Chokyi is the oldest identified autobiography authored via a Tibetan lady, and therefore holds a serious position in either Tibetan and Buddhist literature. In it she tells of the sufferings of her formative years, the fight to flee menial hard work and turn into a hermitess, her goals and visionary stories, her relationships with different nuns, the painstaking paintings of contemplative perform, and her hard-won social autonomy and high-mountain solitude. In strategy it develops a compelling imaginative and prescient of the relation among gender, the physique, and being affected by a feminine Buddhist practitioner's perspective.
half certainly one of Himalayan Hermitess provides a spiritual heritage of Orgyan Chokyi's Himalayan international, the Life of Orgyan Chokyi as a piece of literature, its portrayal of sorrow and pleasure, its views on pain and gender, in addition to the varied non secular practices stumbled on in the course of the paintings. half deals an entire translation of the Life of Orgyan Chokyi. established nearly completely upon Tibetan files by no means earlier than translated, Himalayan Hermitess is an available creation to Buddhism within the premodern Himalayas.

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Download E-books Light Comes Through: Buddhist Teachings on Awakening to Our Natural Intelligence PDF

Buddhahood, says Dzigar Kongtrül, is not anything yet an unobstructed event of the character of brain, boundlessly spacious and limitlessly compassionate. The trick is that during order to work out the brain correctly, we needs to use the actual point of brain he calls typical intelligence. common intelligence allows us to discriminate among what is helping or hinders us. yet such a lot of all, it’s the a part of us that searches for happiness and which means. In Light Comes Through, he exhibits us how you can skillfully use our want for happiness as a device in awakening to the joyous knowledge of brain.

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Download E-books The Life and Revelations of Pema Lingpa PDF

Those attention-grabbing discussions among eleventh century courtroom women and the nice grasp Padmasambhava, to be had for the 1st time in English, weave interesting problems with gender into Buddhist teachings. The women's doubts and hesitations are masterfully resolved in those impassioned exchanges. the glorious fabric during this e-book is a part of a terma (treasure) published by means of Pema Lingpa (1450–1521), the best terton (treasure-revealer) of the Himalayan nation of Bhutan. The pithy assortment is rounded out through Pema Lingpa's superb lifestyles story..

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Download E-books Soundings in Tibetan civilization PDF

By editors, Barbara Nimri Aziz, Matthew Kapstein.

Lawsuits of the Seminar of the foreign organization for Tibetan reports, held at Columbia college in 1982.
pt. 1. The Tibetan language --
pt. 2. tremendous arts, literature, and oral traditions --
pt. three. historic experiences --
pt. four. non secular existence and inspiration.

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Download E-books Myriad Worlds (The Treasury of Knowledge, Book 1) PDF

In Tibetan spiritual literature, Jamgön Kongtrül's Treasury of Knowledge in ten books stands proud as a special, encyclopedic masterpiece embodying the whole diversity of Buddhist teachings as they have been preserved in Tibet. In his enormous Treasury of Knowledge, Jamgön Kongtrül offers an entire account of the main traces of proposal and perform that contain Tibetan Buddhism. this primary e-book of The Treasury which serves as a prelude to Kongtrul's survey describes 4 significant cosmological structures present in the Tibetan tradition—those linked to the Hinayana, Mahayana, Kalachakra, and Dzogchen teachings. every one of those cosmologies exhibits how the realm arises from brain, even if during the gathered result of earlier activities or from the consistent striving of knowledge to understand itself.

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