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Religions of Tibet in Practice is a landmark work, the first major anthology on the topic ever produced. It presents a stunning array of works (hagiographies, pilgrimage guides, prayers, accounts of visits to hell, epics, consecration manuals, sermons, and exorcism texts) that together offer an unparalleled view of the realities of those who have inhabited the Tibetan cultural domain over the centuries. The volume provides a wealth of voices that together lead to a new and more nuanced understanding of the religions of Tibet.
The thirty-six chapters are testimony to the vast scope of religious practice in the Tibetan world, past and present, offering works heretofore unknown. The chapters are organized thematically under five headings: Accounts of Time and Place, Remarkable Lives, Rites and Techniques, Prayers and Sermons, and Dealing with Death and Other Demons. They juxtapose materials from different sects, historical periods, and geographical regions in an attempt to broaden the range of what we understand the religious practices of Tibet to encompass. Each chapter contains a translation and a substantial yet accessible introduction by a leading scholar of Tibetan religions. Religions of Tibet in Practice represents the largest sourcebook on Tibetan religions ever assembled, a work of great value to scholars, students, and general readers.
Review: Tibetan Buddhism is most well known for its Book of the Dead and its tantric practices. In Religions of Tibet in Practice, an anthology of religious texts from Tibet, both of these elements are well represented, along with many more selections of prayers, sermons, biographies, and epics. Translated by the top scholars in the field, these pieces provide an excellent introduction to the varied and wide-ranging aspects of Tibetan Buddhism, such as the epic of King Gesar (the "Iliad of Tibet"), the meditative states of the boddhisattvas, the horseback consecration ritual, and the life story of tantric master Lorepa. Not only do the selections allow direct contact with the Tibetan religious tradition, but the introductions to each selection together provide a history of Tibetan religion that exceeds in scope and quality anything in print today.
Titolo: Religions of Tibet in Practice
Casa editrice: Princeton University Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1997
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Princeton Univ Pr, 1997. Condizione libro: Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP96247491
Descrizione libro Princeton, 1997. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 560pp. Hardback with DJ, VG, library name on upper page edges and no other markings, index, Accounts of time and place, Remarkable lives, Rites and techniques, Prayers and sermons, Dealing with death and other demons, Codice libro della libreria w140917821
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, Princteon, NJ, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used -- As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: Used -- As New. First Edition. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 000753
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 691011842
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110691011842
Descrizione libro Princeton Univ Pr, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0691011842
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0691011842
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0691011842