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Shangri-la in Exile: Representations of Tibetan Identity and Transnational Culture
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Imagining Tibet: Perceptions, Projections and Fantasies
In the past century, the Western view of Tibet has evolved from an exotic Shangri-la filled with golden idols and the promise of immortality, to a peaceful land with an enlightened society now ravaged...
Meditation on Emptiness
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Indo-Tibetan Buddhism: Indian Buddhists and their Tibetan Successors
The book is structured into two parts (previously two separate volumes) – the first is devoted to a synoptic overview of the historical development of Indian esoteric Buddhism, and the second devot...
Approaching the Great Perfection: Simultaneous and Gradual Methods of Dzogchen Practice in the Longchen Nyingtig
Researcher and scholar Sam van Schaik introduces the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, looking closely at its practice of Dzogchen—and one of Dzogchen’s seminal figures, Jigme Lingpa—to mak...
Nutritional and Health Status of Tibetan Children Living at High Altitudes
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‘Violated specialness’: Western political representations of Tibet
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The "Records of Teachings Received" in the Collected Works of A mes zhabs: an Untapped Source for the Study of Sa skya pa Biographies
The author looks at one particular "record of teachings received" (gsan yig) from the Sakyapa (sa skya pa) author and historian A mes zhabs Ngag dbang kun dga' bsod nams (1597-1659). The class of text...
Mind/body interactions including Tibetan studies
This chapter from the book MindScience : An East-West Dialogue is a record of a presentation given by Harvard doctor Herbert Benson during a conference between the Dalai Lama and psychologists,...
MindScience : an east-west dialogue
MindScience is a record of a conference that took place between the Dalai Lama and psychologists, psychiatrists, neuroscientists, and psychobiologists at Harvard Medical School in March 24, 199...
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