Tibetan and Himalayan Library - THL

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Date Of Record Release: 2011-12-22 11:12:28
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Title: Tibetan Monastic Education
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Georges Dreyfus
One Sentence Summary: Introduction to the history, structure, and scholastic life of Drepung Monastery.

Description: 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 of monastic educational institutions, and finally the different geshé degrees awarded. Dreyfus’ years of experience as a scholastic monk in the Geluk tradition make his account detailed and accurate. At the same time, his first-hand familiarity with the tradition shines through in every section. His work is especially valuable in dispelling many of the myths surrounding life in Tibet’s great monastic academies.
Consists of excerpts from his book The Sound of Two Hands Clapping. (Steven Weinberger 2011-12-22)

Original/Translation: Original
Publisher Place: Charlottesville, VA
Publisher: Tibetan and Himalayan Library
Publisher URL: http://www.thlib.org
Published Date: 2006
URL: http://www.thlib.org/places/monasteries/drepung/intro.php#!essay=/dreyfus/drepung/monasticed/
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- Places-Geography -- Places -- Tibet -- Ütsang (dbus gtsang) -- Lhasa (lha sa)
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Religion -- Monasteries -- Region -- Tibet -- Central Tibet (dbus gtsang) -- Drepung Monastery
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Religion -- Monasteries -- Sects -- Gelukpa (dge lugs pa) -- Drepung Monastery
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Places-Geography -- Places -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region -- Lhasa
Cultural Coverage: Tibet
Temporal coverage: 15th century CE
16th century CE
17th century CE
18th century CE
19th century CE
20th century CE
21st century CE
Interface Language: English
Format: Online resource
Media type: Video
Digital Encoding: xml
Release Flag: OK for viewing
Date Of Record Creation: 2011-12-22 11:21:35
Date Record Checked: 2011-12-22
Date Last Modified: 2011-12-22 11:27:11
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