In the Company of Tibetan Monks

In the Company of Tibetan Monks PDF Author: Suzanne R. Bauer
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1491812125
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Languages : en
Pages : 60

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Suzanne agreed to host a few of the seven Tibetan monks when they visited Ohio on their 2012 World Peace Cultural Tour. Due to a last minute change of plans, she and her husband John hosted all of the monks and their driver for nine days in their home. Although Suzanne and John are world travelers, they knew little about Tibet and Buddhism. Hosting the monks became an incredible adventure as Suzanne and John maneuvered through unchartered waters. Their friends said this was an opportunity for them to step out of their comfort zone. Upon reflection, it was more accurate to say they stepped into a comfort zone. When the monks entered their home, they also stepped into their hearts. Being in the company of these Tibetan monks was a life-changing experience. Suzanne and John were – and continue to be – overwhelmed with gratitude for having been placed in a circumstance where this experience literally came through their front door. Many color photographs help to tell the story of this wonderfully unexpected cultural experience. All proceeds from the sale of this book are donated to the work of the Gaden Jangtse Monastery in India, where the monks reside, and Merging Hearts Holistic Center, the organization that sponsored the monks during their stay in Canton, Ohio.

Buddhist Monks and Business Matters

Buddhist Monks and Business Matters PDF Author: Gregory Schopen
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824827748
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 440

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The second in a series of collected essays looking at Indian Buddhism.

Battling the Buddha of Love

Battling the Buddha of Love PDF Author: Jessica Marie Falcone
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 1501723472
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 324

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Battling the Buddha of Love is a work of advocacy anthropology that explores the controversial plans and practices of the Maitreya Project, a transnational Buddhist organization, as it sought to build the "world's tallest statue" as a multi-million-dollar "gift" to India. Hoping to forcibly acquire 750 acres of occupied land for the statue park in the Kushinagar area of Uttar Pradesh, the Buddhist statue planners ran into obstacle after obstacle, including a full-scale grassroots resistance movement of Indian farmers working to "Save the Land." Falcone sheds light on the aspirations, values, and practices of both the Buddhists who worked to construct the statue, as well as the Indian farmer-activists who tirelessly protested against the Maitreya Project. Because the majority of the supporters of the Maitreya Project statue are converts to Tibetan Buddhism, individuals Falcone terms "non-heritage" practitioners, she focuses on the spectacular collision of cultural values between small agriculturalists in rural India and transnational Buddhists hailing from Portland to Pretoria. She asks how could a transnational Buddhist organization committed to compassionate practice blithely create so much suffering for impoverished rural Indians. Falcone depicts the cultural logics at work on both sides of the controversy, and through her examination of these logics she reveals the divergent, competing visions of Kushinagar's potential futures. Battling the Buddha of Love traces power, faith, and hope through the axes of globalization, transnational religion, and rural grassroots activism in South Asia, showing the unintended local consequences of an international spiritual development project.

Tibetan Lives

Tibetan Lives PDF Author: Peter Richardus
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136809120
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 210

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In the early years of the 20th century, control over Tibet was contested by three major empires: those of China, Russia and Britain. The imperial powers and those who came in their wake - missionaries, scholars, traders and soldiers - employed local staff to assist in their dealings with the Tibetans, and these employees were in the vanguard of Tibet's encounter with the outside world. Yet they have been largely forgotten by history and most of the knowledge and understandings that they gained have been lost. It was left to a Dutchman, Johan van Manen, and hence an outside observer of the British imperial system, to preserve the impressions of three who served on the periphery of the imperial system. The three autobiographies that make up this book, crowded with ethnographical, sociological and historico-religious data, offer a unique insight into the world of the intermediary class. In addition to being interesting and entertaining, they are an important contribution to our understanding of the history of Tibet and its opening up to cultures beyond its own.

Awakening

Awakening PDF Author: Patrick S. Bresnan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1000484548
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 568

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Awakening: An Introduction to the History of Eastern Thought provides the reader with a thorough and valuable overview of the historical development of the major Eastern religious and philosophical traditions, primarily in India, China, and Japan. The book is written in an engaging style that contains a variety of anecdotes, analogies, definitions, and supporting quotes from primary and secondary sources. Awakening helps the reader to recognize the interrelationships that exist among the various traditions, to appreciate the relevance of these traditions to the concerns of modern times, and to understand the major issues of interpretation regarding these traditions. The primary focus of Awakening is Hinduism and Buddhism, and they serve as the broad umbrellas that include a number of specific schools, each of which is treated individually. Other schools–such as Confucianism, Daoism, and Shinto–are included at the appropriate place. Awakening is for all students and interested readers, whether new to the study of Eastern thought or not. New to the Seventh Edition: - A new Introduction - A clearer definition and explanation of "Yoga" (throughout Part 1) - A rewrite of the Aryan Migration section in Chapter 1, bringing it in line with current research - An added sub-chapter to Chapter 6, dealing with Kundalini Yoga - Further clarification of the meaning of Anatman in Chapter 10 - Emphasis on the contribution of Daoism to Chan Buddhism - Clearer presentation of the Life of Buddha (Legend vs. Reality) - Updated Study Questions - Two new videos added to the companion website Key Features: - An historical overview that attempts to show the development of Eastern philosophies, both within the individual traditions as well as within a broad but loosely unified system of thought - Abundantly uses stories in chapter overviews to engage student readers and to better explain Eastern thought - No background in Asian studies, philosophy, or religious studies is presumed, allowing any student to greatly benefit from reading this book - A functional, visually attractive web site www.patrickbresnan.com with author-produced videos on the content of the book, scores of pictures, and a comprehensive section on meditation

Tibet on Fire

Tibet on Fire PDF Author: John Whalen-Bridge
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137370351
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 216

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Using Kenneth Burke's concept of dramatism as a way of exploring multiple motivations in symbolic expression, Tibet on Fire examines the Tibetan self-immolation movement of 2011-2015. The volume asserts that the self-immolation act is an affirmation of Tibetan identity in the face of cultural genocide.

Imagining Tibet

Imagining Tibet PDF Author: Thierry Dodin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861711912
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 465

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Scarcely has a region captured popular imagination as has Tibet. In the past century, the Western view of Tibet evolved from backward shamanistic theocracy, to exotic Shangri-la promising immortality, to an enlightened society now ravaged by outside aggression. Where did such ideas come from and why did they change? Imagining Tibet represents the first comprehensive attempt to explore such portrayals of Tibet in their aesthetic, intellectual, and political dimensions. It traces the earliest roots of these images in the writings of explorers and missionaries, progressing through the depictions employed by Theosophists and scholars, up to the contemporary views of political activists and Buddhist practitioners.

Tibetan-English Dictionary

Tibetan-English Dictionary PDF Author: Sarat Chandra Das
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ISBN: 9788120817135
Category : Tibetan language
Languages : en
Pages : 1353

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Here the Tibetan words are given in alphabetical order, with their accepted sanskrit equivalents followed by the english meaning. All the technical terms are illustrated from extracts form sanskrit Buddhist and Tibetan works.

Tibet

Tibet PDF Author: Frank Jannuzi
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 143798715X
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 26

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This bipartisan report from the staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Comm. (SFRC) presents their findings from a visit to Tibet from Sept. 719, 2010. Four staff members, accompanied by officials from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, traveled to the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) and Tibetan regions of Western China. It was the first trip to Tibet by SFRC staff since Aug. 2002. The delegation was the first Senate staff delegation permitted by Chinese authorities to travel to Tibet since largescale peaceful protests and some riots shook the region in March 2008. While our delegation was in Lhasa, the Chinese granted formal approval for U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman to visit Tibet. The staff delegation was the result of more than a year of planning, including extensive consultations with the Chinese government and representatives of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other Tibetan exiles, with human rights advocacy groups, nongovernmental organizations, Tibetan activists inside China, and Chinese and Western academics. The itinerary was designed to provide a glimpse into the lives of Tibetans from many walks of life - herders, monks, pilgrims, small business operators, teachers. It was also designed to provide access to both rural and urban areas. Includes recommendations for U.S. Tibet policy. Color photos. This is a print on demand report.

Tibetan Buddhists in the Making of Modern China

Tibetan Buddhists in the Making of Modern China PDF Author: Gray Tuttle
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231134460
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 361

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Gray Tuttle reveals the surprising role Buddhism and Buddhist leaders played in the development of the modern Chinese state and in fostering relations between Tibet and China from the Republican period (1912-1949) to the early years of Communist rule. Tuttle offers new insights on the impact of modern ideas of nationalism, race, and religion in East Asia. He draws on previously unexamined archival and governmental materials, as well as personal memoirs of Chinese politicians and Buddhist monks, and ephemera from religious ceremonies.