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Two or three monks are hired to recite the Eight Thousand 'Verse Prajndpdramitd
Sutra in full. On the 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, 35th, 42nd, and 49th days after the day
of death, monks are hired to perform rituals for the good rebirth of the deceased.
Early authorities such as L. Austine Waddell (Wad- dell 1967), with their
references to 'Lamaism,' 'lamaseries,' and the like managed to cause a
considerable degree of confusion between 'lamas' and 'monks,' as well as
creating the mistaken ...
Lamas, it should now be clear, may or may not be celibate monks. In the Gelugpa
order, they have to be, but in the other religious orders (Nyingmapa, Sakyapa,
Kagyiidpa, Bonpo) this is not necessarily so, even for a lama who is acting (like ...
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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