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Product ID: 978 90 04 15548
Book Name: Tibetan Buddhist Literature and Praxis
Author Name: Ronald M. Davidson and Christian K. Wedemeyer
Price: USD 125
Description:

Collectively, the papers of this volume reveal the cultural dynamism of Tibet in the period between 900 and 1400CE, when the fundamental contours of Tibetan Buddhism were still fluid and highly contested. The papers address a spectrum of issues in Tibetan religion and literature, ranging in time and space from the far eastern oasis of Dunhuang in the tenth century through high classical developments in Central Tibet in the early fifteenth century. It is divided into four parts, addressing respectively…

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Product ID: 978 90 04 15550
Book Name: Soundings in Tibetan Medicine
Author Name: Mona Schrempf
Price: USD 30
Description:

In this volume, for the first time Tibetan Medicine is approached from a combination of anthropology and history. These two disciplines appear to be vital to come to understand Tibetan medical knowledge and practice as being complex, diverse and dynamic phenomena which reflect changing social and historical conditions at the same time while also appealing to or preserving an older canon of traditions. Part One examines the impacts of various modernities in Tibet, the Himalayan borderlands and the Tibetan exile,…

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Product ID: 978 90 04 16064
Book Name: Contributions to the Cultural History of Early Tibet
Author Name: Matthew T. Kapstein and Brandon Dotson
Price: USD 138
Description:

The study of the rise and institutions of the Tibetan empire of the seventh to ninth centuries, and of the continuing development of Tibetan civilization during the obscure period that followed, have aroused growing interest among scholars of Inner Asia in recent decades. The six contributions presented here represent refinements in substance and method characterizing current work in this area. A chapter by Brandon Dotson provides a new perspective on law and divination under the empire, while the post-imperial international…

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Product ID: 978-0-231-14320-
Book Name: when a Woman becomes a Religious Dynasty
Author Name: Hildegard diemberger
Price: USD 48.08
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when a Woman becomes a Religious Dynasty Author: Hildegard diemberger

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Product ID: 978-0631225744
Book Name: The Tibetans
Author Name: Matthew Kapstein I
Price: USD 46.15
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The Tibetans Author: Matthew Kapstein

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Product ID: 978-1-58270-220-
Book Name: Why The Dalai Lama Matters His Act Of Truth As The Solution For China, Tibet, And The World
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Price: USD 23.08
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Why The Dalai Lama Matters His Act Of Truth As The Solution For China, Tibet, And The World Author: Robert Thurman

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Product ID: 978-81-86470-62-
Book Name: Account of a Pilgrimage to Central Tibet
Author Name: Andreas Brunder
Price: USD 12.95
Description:

Account of a Pilgrimage to Central Tibet investigates a rare text, the dbus gtsang gi gnas bskor and its author Jam-dbyangs-bstan-pa-rgya-mtsho, about whom very little was formely known. The Brag-dgon-pa lama made his pilgrimage in 1916, while visiting Tibet and meeting the 13th Dalai Lama.

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Product ID: 978-81-86470-92-
Book Name: Tibet and The British Raj The Frontier Cadre 1904-1947
Author Name: Alex McKay
Price: USD 12
Description:

Despite the popular image of Tibet as a remote and inaccessible land to which few Europeans ventured, more than one hundred British-Indian officials lived and worked there during the years 1904-1947.

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Product ID: 978-81-86470-96-
Book Name: A Hundred Customs and Traditions of Tibetan People
Author Name: Sagong Wangdu
Price: USD 5
Description:

A Hundred Customs and Traditions of Tibetan People puts together everyday beliefs, practices, observances, and mannerisms of living life enriched by thousands of years of spiritual consciousness. Though it is hard to condense the rich customs and traditions of Tibet into it. From ceremonial rites, auspicious days and symbols to everyday beliefs, Tibetan opera and various kinds of dance forms to the five schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The tradition of naming a newborn to marriage customs and finally to the…

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Product ID: 978-818622-75-41
Book Name: Tibetan Studies in Honor of Samten Karmay
Author Name: Francoise Pommaret and Jean-Luc Achard
Price: USD 24.95
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Tibetan Studies in Honor of Samten Karmay

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Product ID: 978-9937-506-04-
Book Name: The Power-Places of Central Tibet The Pilgrims Guide
Author Name: Keith Dowman
Price: USD 10
Description:

Tibet is now open to anyone wishing to explore itsancient culture. This book, based on a nineteenth-century guide for Tibetan pilgrims by the renownedLama Jamyang Kyentse Wangpo, describes thelocation, site, relics and background to places ofmajor religious and historic significance. To compilethe guide, the author followed in Jamyang Kyentse’sfootsteps, visiting 150 temples, monasteries, sacredcaves, lakes and mountains. Some of these areeasily accessible to tourist groups; others have to bereached on foot – certain valleys written about herehad never previously been…

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Product ID: 978-9937-506-434
Book Name: Impressions of Bhutan and Tibetan Art
Author Name: John Ardussi & Henk Blezer
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Original Price: USD 27.95

Discount Price: USD 22.36

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The Proceedings of the Seminars of the International Association for Tibetan Studies (IATS) have developed into the most representative world-wide cross-section of Tibetan Studies. They are an indispensable reference-work for anyone interested in Tibet and capture the cutting edge of Tibet related research. This volume is the last of three volumes general proceedings of the Ninth Seminar of the IATS. It is a richly illustrated book, containing a careful selection of scholarly and academic articles that open sur-prising perspectives on…

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Product ID: 978-99946-788-77
Book Name: Drokpa Nomads of the Tibetan Plateu and Himalaya
Author Name: Danial J. Miller
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Original Price: USD 30

Discount Price: USD 24

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Drokpa is a stunning portrait of the nomads of the Tibetan Plateau and Himalayas. Once widespread throughout the world, nomadic cultures are vanishing. High and remote, the grazing lands of Tibets and adjoining areas of Bhutan, India and Nepal still supports nomads and their livestock. With evocativoe photographs and insightful text, the American rangeland ecologist Daniel Miller presents a visiul records of these remarkable people who make a living moving with their animals in one of the harshest environments on…

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Product ID: 9780195154146
Book Name: The Navel of the Demoness
Author Name: Charles Ramble
Price: USD 48
Description:

This groundbreaking study focuses on a village called Te in a Tibetanized region of northern Nepal. While Tes people are nominally Buddhist, and engage the services of resident Tibetan Tantric priests for a range of rituals, they are also exponents of a local religion that involves blood sacrifices to wild, unconverted territorial gods and goddesses. The village is unusual in the extent to which it has maintained its local autonomy and also in the degree to which both Buddhism and…

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Product ID: 9780195326840
Book Name: Managing Monks
Author Name: Jonathan A. Silk
Price: USD 45
Description:

The paradigmatic Buddhist is the monk. It is well known that ideally Buddhist monks are expected to meditate and study -- to engage in religious practice. The institutional structure which makes this concentration on spiritual cultivation possible is the monastery. But as a bureaucratic institution, the monastery requires administrators to organize and manage its functions, to prepare quiet spots for meditation, to arrange audiences for sermons, or simply to make sure food, rooms, and bedding are provided. The valuations placed…

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Product ID: 9780195341164
Book Name: Travels in the Nether world Buddhist Popular Narratives of death and the afterlife in Tibet
Author Name: Bryan J Cuevas
Price: USD 50
Description:

In Travels in the Netherworld , Bryan J. Cuevas examines a fascinating but little-known genre of Tibetan narrative literature about the delok , ordinary men and women who claim to have died, traveled through hell, and then returned from the afterlife. These narratives enjoy audiences ranging from the most sophisticated monastic scholars to pious townsfolk, villagers, and nomads. Their accounts emphasize the universal Buddhist principles of impermanence and worldly suffering, the fluctuations of karma, and the feasibility of obtaining a…

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Product ID: 9780195698862
Book Name: Buddhist Stupas in South Asia
Author Name: Jason Hawkes , Akira Shimada
Price: USD 19.95
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Buddhist stûpas, found throughout the Indian subcontinent, are significant attractions in the pilgrimage, tourist, and cultural landscape of South Asia. Once symbols of the religious and cultural prominence of Buddhism, stûpas subsequently also became part of local or Hindu worship patterns. Thematically organized, this volume presents an engaging yet detailed account of stûpas. It examines their ‘discovery’ in colonial India by travellers, archaeologists, Indologists, and ethnographers. Specific case studies on Sanchi, Bharhut, and Amaravati are supplemented by wider discussions on…

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Product ID: 9780198060826
Book Name: The Cult of pure Crystal Mountain popular pilgrimage and visionary Landscape in Southeast Tibet
Author Name: Toni Huber
Price: USD 50
Description:

This is a work that will repay repeated readings....Hubers [book] is a groundbreaking work of great significance to both Tibetan and Asian Studies that will also be of interest to scholars and students of Religious Studies and anthropology in general. It is a well-written, balanced, and insightful account of a complex subject, one that we may hope will be the model for future case studies of Tibets other neri mountains.Journal of Buddhist Ethics Product Description The Tibetan district of Tsari…

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Product ID: 9780199391219
Book Name: The Holy Madmen Of Tibet
Author Name: David M. Divalerio
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Original Price: USD 80

Discount Price: USD 80

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Throughout the past millennium, certain Tibetan Buddhist yogins have taken on profoundly norm-overturning modes of dress and behavior, including draping themselves in human remains, consuming filth, provoking others to violence, and even performing sacrilege. They became known far and wide as "madmen" (smyon pa, pronounced nyönpa), achieving a degree of saintliness in the process. This book offers the first comprehensive study of Tibet's "holy madmen" drawing on their biographies and writings, as well as tantric commentaries, later histories, oral traditions,…

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Product ID: 9780199958665
Book Name: Buddhism In Mongolian History, Culture, And Society
Author Name: Vesna A. Wallace
Price: USD 30
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Buddhism in Mongolian History, Culture, and Society explores the unique elements of Mongolian Buddhism while challenging its stereotyped image as a mere replica of Tibetan Buddhism. Vesna A. Wallace brings together an interdisciplinary group of leading scholars to explore the interaction between the Mongolian indigenous culture and Buddhism, the features that Buddhism acquired through its adaptation to the Mongolian cultural sphere, and the ways Mongols have constructed their Buddhist identity. The contributors explore the ways that Buddhism retained unique Mongolian…

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