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Title: The Prolific Preceptor: Si tu paṇ chen’s Career as Ordination Master in Khams and Its Effect on Sectarian Relations in Sde dge
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Jann Ronis
One Sentence Summary: An exploration of Si tu paṇ chen’s monastic training and his career ordaining monks.

Description: Creator's Description: In addition to being an influential artist, author, translator, and doctor, Si tu was also a central figure in the history of monasticism in eighteenth-century Khams. Over the course of more than four decades Si tu officiated over numerous ordination ceremonies and by the end of his life had ordained more than four thousand monks, a prodigious feat in any time period or region in Tibet. The first half of this article chronicles and characterizes this essential facet of Si tu’s lifework, beginning with an overview of Si tu’s own monastic training, followed by an exploration of his career as a monastic preceptor at Bka’ brgyud monasteries. The historical impact of Si tu’s monastic endeavors is perhaps best represented in his ordinations of hundreds of Rnying ma monks in Sde dge and the latter half of this article provides a critical account of this important episode in the religious history of Sde dge. (2013-07-01)

Publisher: Tibetan and Himalayan Library
Normalized publisher place: Charlottesville, VA
Publisher country: United States
Publisher URL: http://www.thlib.org/
Published Date: 2013-07
URL: http://www.thlib.org/collections/texts/jiats/#!jiats=/issue07/ronis/
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- Journals -- THL-Hosted Online Journals -- JIATS -- Issue 7 (July 2013)
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Journals -- Journals Focused on Regions -- Tibet -- JIATS -- Issue 7 (July 2013)
Cultural Coverage: Tibet
Temporal coverage: 18th century
Language: English
Source URL: http://www.thlib.org/collections/texts/jiats/
Source: Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies
Source Editor: David Germano
Source Type: Journal
Source Number: 7
ISBN/ISSN: 1550-6363

Means of availability: Online

Other Agent: Naomi Worth
Other Agent Type: Assistant Editor
Access rights: Public domain
Format: Online resource
Media type: Text
Resource Type: Article
Digital Encoding: xml
Release Flag: OK for viewing
Date Of Record Creation: 2013-07-21 18:14:15
Date Record Checked: 2013-07-20
Date Last Modified: 2013-07-21 18:17:39
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