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“Dispelling the Darkness: A Jesuit’s Quest for the Soul of Tibet” By Donald S. Lopez Jr. and Thupten Jinpa

“Dispelling the Darkness: A Jesuit’s Quest for the Soul of Tibet” By Donald S. Lopez Jr. and Thupten Jinpa

0 by / on 16/08/2017, 14:47 / in Reading List

Published in April 2017 by Harvard University Press,”Dispelling the Darkness: A Jesuit’s Quest for the Soul of Tibet”, by Donald S. Lopez Jr. and Thupten Jinpa brings the Tibetan writings of Jesuit priest Ippolito Desideri to readers of English for the first time.

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“Echoes of Enlightenment: The Life and Legacy of Sönam Peldren” By Suzanne M. Bessenger

“Echoes of Enlightenment: The Life and Legacy of Sönam Peldren” By Suzanne M. Bessenger

0 by / on 21/12/2016, 16:52 / in Reading List

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Peldren” by Suzanne M. Bessenger explores the issues of gender and sainthood raised by the discovery of a previously unpublished “liberation story” of the fourteenth-century Tibetan female Buddhist practitioner Sönam Peldren.

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“The Buddha Party” By John Powers

“The Buddha Party” By John Powers

0 by / on 21/12/2016, 14:37 / in Reading List

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.

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“Religion and Modernity in the Himalaya” By Megan Adamson Sijapati and Jessica Vantine Birkenholtz (eds.)

“Religion and Modernity in the Himalaya” By Megan Adamson Sijapati and Jessica Vantine Birkenholtz (eds.)

0 by / on 14/08/2016, 19:07 / in Reading List

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. 

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“A Message to All Tibetan Youth” By Thubten Phuntsok

“A Message to All Tibetan Youth” By Thubten Phuntsok

4 by / on 24/12/2015, 16:56 / in Comment

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.

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