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II The Karma Orientation, Rebirth, and Tibetan Values The second of the three
orientations introduced in Chapters r and 2 was the Karma Orientation. I
summarized this as: the sphere of death and rebirth, past and future lives, seen in
terms of ...
Another aspect of Vajrayana practice also weakens the significance of karma and
monasticism. Although in Theravada practice there is an attempt to 'balance'
nonvirtuous karma with virtuous karma, in Thera- vadin theory nonvirtuous karma
Their approach to morality and ethics is based on the doctrine of karma. Karma
was a commonplace of the various Indian philosophical schools of this period,
and by no means a specifically Buddhist development. The term karma literally ...
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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