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Recognizing Reality: Dharmakīrti’s Philosophy and Its Tibetan Interpretations
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Drepung: An Introduction
George Dreyfus' introduction to the history, structure, and scholastic life of Drepung Monastery in Lhasa, which during the last century was the largest monastery in the world. (Steven Weinberger 2011...
An Introduction to Drepung’s Colleges
George Dreyfus' introduction to the institutional structure of Drepung Monastery in Lhasa, which during the last century was the largest monastery in the world. (Steven Weinberger 2011-12-22)
Tibetan Monastic Education
George Dreyfus' introduction to the Tibetan monastic education system, discussing such topics as memorization, commentary, the educational curriculum, the theory and practice of debate, the schedule o...
Perception and Apperception in Tibetan Buddhist Epistemology
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Proto-nationalism in Tibet
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Is compassion an emotion? A cross-cultural exploration of mental typologies
This chapter looks at the question of whether traditional Buddhist typologies of mind are commensurable with the Western concept of emotion. The concept of emotion is, as the author notes, complex and...
Are We Prisoners of Shangrila? Orientalism, Nationalism, and the Study of Tibet
This essay examines the consequences of Said’s critique of orientalism for Tibetan studies, particularly in relation to Lopez’s claim that we are all “prisoners of Shangrila.” The paper takes ...
Universals in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism
This article compares Tibetan Buddhist philosophical ideas with those of Indian presentations on the topic of “real universals as the objective referents of general terms.” The article f...
Tibetan Religious Nationalism: Western Fantasy or Empowering Vision?
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