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The origins of Dzogch'en are obscure and perhaps go back to the mixture of
Indian and Chinese shamanic currents in eighth-century Tibet (see Prats 1978;
Hanson-Barber 1984, 1986; Karmay 1975b, 1985 and 1988a; Kvaerne 1983).
Other well-known cycles of this kind include the fourteenth-century Jangter ('
Northern terma'), of which the Kunsang Mdnlam discussed in Chapter 1 forms a
part, the Namch'd, discussed in Chapter 16, and the Konch'ogChindii ('Union of
the decrease of Manchu influence in Tibet in the course of the nineteenth century,
during which the Chinese presence was restricted to the small garrison at Lhasa
(Shakabpa 1967:172-174, 176; Lessing 1942:60-61). The 7th Dalai Lama had ...
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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