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Here they act as a general conferral of benefits on the lay people who attend (see
Snellgrove 1961; Paul 1979). Descriptions of these ts'ewang rituals are available
in a variety of sources (see in particular Beyer 1973:375-398; Snellgrove ...
In the Nyingmapa ritual described by Snellgrove, more of the emphasis seems to
be on the actual empowerment of the objects. These are water, spirit, and pellets
of cooked flour, which correspond respectively to the empowerment of body, ...
Snellgrove spent some time here in 1956. At that time the gompa 's inhabitants
were a lama and two trapa. "The others were part-time practisers, assembling for
the performance of ceremonies at any time when they were available, and ...
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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
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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