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existed between the Sakya lamas and the Mongol (Yuan) Emperors of China. ...
The 5th and 6th Dalai Lamas ruled through lay regents or desid. After the ... The
desid was usually a reincarnate lama from one of foux gompa within Lhasa city.
Its widespread use was probably fairly recent, since many reincarnation-series
today only go back one or two centuries. By the mid-twentieth century, the only
important gompa without reincarnate lamas as their abbots were a few of the
See Lamas, Reincarnate; Reincarnation series; Trulku Rech'ungpa, 520-521
Refuge, taking, 166, 205, 233, 235, 275, 547-548; local deties not suitable, 178;
visualizations, 20, 254-255, 596n6 Regent (for Dalai Lama), 51-52, 54, 60, 527,
53 1 ...
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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