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The Myth of the Cosmic Turtle According to the Late Astrological Tradition
This paper looks at the mythical and astrological role of the turtle in Tibet. Turtles play an important role in several creation myths, several short examples of which are translated here. They also ...
The Lhan kar ma as a Source for the History of Tantric Buddhism
A study attempting to ascertain more clearly which texts, particularly tantric texts, were translated into Tibetan in the eighth and ninth centuries. The author compares several source materials inclu...
The study of the Abhidharmakośa in Tibet as seen through the mChims mdzod
This paper is a study of the thirteenth century Tibetan textbook on Abhidharma (mngon pa), the Mchims mdzod by Chim Jampeyang (mchims ’jam pa’i dbyang, 1210-1289?) of Nartang (sna...
Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies, Issue 2
This is the second issue of the Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies, edited by David Germano and released in August, 2006. (Ben Deitle 2006-08-01)
The Skor lam and the Long March: Chinese Modernity and the Loss of Tibetan Ritual Territory in A mdo Shar khog
Creator’s Description: Following Chinese occupation, all types of ritual territories recognized by Tibetans across the Tibetan plateau either became defunct, or went into abeyance and then re...
Tibetan Buddhism at Ri bo rtse lnga/Wutai shan in Modern Times
Creator’s Description: This article examines the prominent role of Tibetan Buddhism at the major cult center of Mañjusrī known as Ri bo rtse lnga or Wutai shan (sometimes spelled “Wutaish...
Hwa shang at the Border: Transformations of History and Reconstructions of Identity in Modern A mdo
Creator's Description: This article looks at local ritual, and other, transformations in the shifting meanings of a well-known Sino-Tibetan historical figure known as Hwa shang in the context o...
Birds in the Egg and Newborn Lion Cubs: Metaphors for the Potentialities and Limitations of 'All-at-once' Enlightenment
This article looks at the early uses of two metaphors for enlightenment, a bird still in the egg and a newborn lion, as well as later controversies surrounding the use and meaning of these metaphors. ...
Literacy and Life Skills Training Textbook, Vol. II
This is a textbook for learning Chinese. It was written, along with its companion volume, for Tibetans who are absolute beginners in Chinese language and Tibetans who are at the upper elementary level...
Financial Management Guidelines for Chinese NGOs
This book (in Chinese) is part of a series of eight titles put together by Winrock International in the course of providing training to Chinese NGOs from 2002-05. According to the publication's prefac...
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