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The first three classes refer to non-Tantric teachings. The fourth, fifth, and sixth
correspond to Kriya, Carya, and Yoga, and classes seven to nine refer to three
stages of what are in New Tantra terms Anuttarayoga Tantras. Other differences ...
He gave him teachings and meditation instructions, and many signs indicated "
the strength of his innate realization." In his eleventh year he entered into retreat
with Karma Ch'agmed. During the retreat he received continuous visions of
The multiplicity of Tantric lineages and other teachings reinforced this
perspective, because the sheer variety of possible alternatives meant that the
lama was essential in a way that a teacher in the more unilinear Theravadin
system was not.
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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
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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