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(1939:70) The gompa played a central role in drogpa life. The relationship
between nomadic tribes and gompa was a close one, involving economic
support of the gompa by the nomads and the performance of religious and other
services by ...
vey of Tibetan societies in Chapters 2 to 8, it should come as no surprise to find
that Tibetan religious practitioners are characterized by variety and fluidity of
roles. There was relatively little centralized control over the religious system in ...
religious teachers. She estimates the total number of celibate religious
practitioners in the region as about 900 (it is not clear how this is divided among
trapa and ani). Sakya: A Religious Estate In the same general area of southwest
Tibet was ...
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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