Published in August 2016 by Oxford University Press, “Echoes of Enlightenment: The Life and Legacy of Sönam Peldren” by Suzanne M. Bessenger explores the issues of gender and sainthood raised by the discovery of a previously unpublished “liberation story” of the fourteenth-century Tibetan female Buddhist practitioner Sönam Peldren.Read more ›
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Published in October 2016 by Oxford University Press, “The Buddha Party: How the People’s Republic of China Works to Define and Control Tibetan Buddhism” by John Powers tells the story of how the PRC employs propaganda to define Tibetan Buddhist belief and sway opinion within the country and abroad.Read more ›
“Religion and Modernity in the Himalaya” By Megan Adamson Sijapati and Jessica Vantine Birkenholtz (eds.)0
Published by Routledge in March 2016 as part of their Contemporary South Asia Series, “Religion and Modernity in the Himalaya” by Megan Adamson Sijapati and Jessica Vantine Birkenholtz (eds.) looks at religion as a powerful cultural, social, and political force in the Himalaya.Read more ›
High Peaks Pure Earth has been following the huge public debate on Tibetan Buddhism and Trulkus (reincarnate Lama) on Chinese social media that has been ignited by the enthronement of Chinese actor Zhang Tielin as a Trulku by a Hong Kong based Chinese (self-proclaimed) Trulku called Padma Woser.Read more ›