Results 1-3 of 89
All drongpa or full members of the village community belonged to a household
within the village and bore its name. These full members are also referred to as tr'
elpa ('taxpayers') with reference to their tax-paying status.1 Households were ...
CONTRASTS BETWEEN CENTRALIZED AND REMOTE VILLAGES There are
evident contrasts between the centralized agricultural villages of central Tibet
and these largely self-governing remote agricultural communities in Nepal. There
This may be connected with the system, reported as far as I know only from
Ladakh, by which the major gompa appointed resident trapa for two or three
years at a time to look after village temples and provide ritual services for the
local lay ...
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AwberyWhite - LibraryThing
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
34 other sections not shown
Buddhism in Contemporary Tibet: Religious Revival and Cultural Identity
Andrew L. Christenson
No preview available - 1998