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Gongter, and in some respects all terma, are similarly grounded in memories of a
past life in which the terton was a disciple of Guru Rimpoch'e. The spirit-mediums
, delog, and babdrung all bear witness to an extensive variety in T1bet of what I ...
There are also many terton among contemporary Rimed lamas. Thondup
subdivides the terton, following Dodrub Ch'en's account (on which see also
Gyatso 1986), into 'earth' terton, who discovered actual material terma or '
treasures,' and a ...
leadership of terton (see Brauen 1985; Bernbaum 1980; Martin 1985; Zangbu
and Klatzel 1988:10). Span Hanna has recently given a personal description of
the discovery of two objects in a hill in K'am by a contemporary Bonpo female
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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