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High Peaks Pure Earth Winter 2017 Reading List

High Peaks Pure Earth Winter 2017 Reading List

0 by / on 14/12/2017, 18:30 / in Latest, Reading List

As 2017 nears to a close, we’ve updated our Summer reading list to include 13 more titles covering the span of the entire Tibetan Buddhist world. Please note the reading list is best viewed on your computer’s browser, each link opens in a new tab.

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“Food of Sinful Demons: Meat, Vegetarianism, and the Limits of Buddhism in Tibet” By Geoffrey Barstow

“Food of Sinful Demons: Meat, Vegetarianism, and the Limits of Buddhism in Tibet” By Geoffrey Barstow

0 by / on 14/12/2017, 17:11 / in Reading List

Published in November 2017 by Columbia University Press, “Food of Sinful Demons: Meat, Vegetarianism, and the Limits of Buddhism in Tibet” by Geoffrey Barstow explores the tension between Buddhist ethics and Tibetan cultural norms to offer a novel perspective on the spiritual and social dimensions of meat eating.

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“The Assimilation of Yogic Religions through Pop Culture” By Paul G. Hackett (ed.)

“The Assimilation of Yogic Religions through Pop Culture” By Paul G. Hackett (ed.)

0 by / on 14/12/2017, 17:01 / in Reading List

Published in October 2017 by Lexington Books (an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield), “The Assimilation of Yogic Religions through Pop Culture” edited by Paul G. Hackett, is a collection of academic essays exploring how the image of the meditating yogi has been absorbed into popular culture.

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“Discussing the Meaning of the Kalachakra Teachings Again” By Woeser

“Discussing the Meaning of the Kalachakra Teachings Again” By Woeser

0 by / on 08/03/2017, 16:18 / in Comment, Woeser

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost by Woeser, originally written for the Mandarin service of Radio Free Asia and published on her blog on January 18, 2017.

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“The Life of the Madman of Ü” By David DiValerio

“The Life of the Madman of Ü” By David DiValerio

0 by / on 21/12/2016, 17:11 / in Reading List

Published in October 2016 by Oxford University Press, “The Life of the Madman of Ü” by David DiValerio tells the story of Künga Zangpo (1458-1532), a famous Tibetan Buddhist ascetic of the Kagyü sect. Having grown weary of the trials of human existence, Zangpo renounced the world during his teenage years, committing himself to learning and practicing the holy Dharma […]

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“Remembering the Lotus-Born: Padmasambhava in the History of Tibet’s Golden Age” By Daniel Hirshberg

“Remembering the Lotus-Born: Padmasambhava in the History of Tibet’s Golden Age” By Daniel Hirshberg

0 by / on 21/12/2016, 17:04 / in Reading List

Published in October 2016 by Wisdom Publications, “Remembering the Lotus-Born: Padmasambhava in the History of Tibet’s Golden Age” by Daniel Hirshberg sheds light on the work of Nyangrel Nyima Öser (1124–92), one of the most influential yet least known figures in the history of Tibetan Buddhism.

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“Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet” By Holly Gayley

“Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet” By Holly Gayley

0 by / on 21/12/2016, 14:58 / in Reading List

Published in December 2016 by Columbia University Press, “Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet” by Holly Gayley chronicles the courtship between two Buddhist tantric masters, Tare Lhamo (1938–2002) and Namtrul Rinpoche (1944–2011), and their passion for reinvigorating Buddhism in eastern Tibet during the post-Mao era.

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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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