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Nor does it weaken the position of the lamas, who are also the prime authorities
for Sutra Maha- mudra and Dzogch'en. There are many ways of becoming a lama
and many ways of pursuing the career of lama. I sketch some of these in ...
These are the lamas. In many cases, these exceptional individuals are identified
at an early age as rebirths of recently deceased lamas, and after training they
take over the previous lama's monastic establishment. These are the so-called ...
ing that allows one to speak of married lay Tantric practitioners as 'lamas,' and in
the Sherpa case, even of a 'lama clan' of hereditary practitioners of this kind. As
stated earlier, someone who has performed a three-year retreat is commonly ...
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Samuel wrote Civilized Shamans for an anthropological audience, but the book has become a key text for students of Tibet’s history and religion. He proposes that shamanic influence is greater in ... Read full review
Civilized Shamans: Buddhism in Tibetan SocietiesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Everything about this book on the political and religious history of Tibet is big. A 150-page discussion on the socio-economic developments in Tibet serves as an introduction; the major discussion on ... Read full review
Shamanic and Clerical Buddhism
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Buddhism in Contemporary Tibet: Religious Revival and Cultural Identity
Andrew L. Christenson
No preview available - 1998