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In fact, since mastery of the sexual yogic techniques implies a high degree of
control over Tantric ritual, someone who is known to be adept at these practices
will usually be regarded as a highly valued ritual performer. Such lay
Milarepa, the great Tibetan lama, yogin, and poet of the eleventh century, is the
best known and the prototype of the nonmonastic yogic tradition (Chapter 24).
Other important early figures include the Indian teacher known in T1bet as ...
Kalu Rimpoch'e's life was more exclusively oriented towards yogic practice than
that of any of the other lamas we have considered so far.14 Kalu Rimpoch'e was
a monk, however, not a lay yogin, and most of his career took place in the ...
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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