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Title: Sūtra-style Consecration in Tibet and its Importance for Understanding the Historical Development of the Indo-Tibetan Consecration Ritual for Sūtra and Images
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Yael Bentor, 1951-
One Sentence Summary: This article discusses the history of sūtra-style consecration rituals (rab gnas cho ga) in Tibetan Buddhism.

Description: This article discusses the consecration ritual (rab gnas cho ga) of Tibetan Buddhism in which images, stūpas (mchod rten), and other objects are ritually transformed into objects of worship. Consecration is generally considered a tantric ritual, but here the author traces the history of consecrations that belong to sūtra. She notes that elements of these sūtra-style consecrations are still to be seen in the tantric form of the ritual, which is actually a composite ritual. (Ben Deitle 2006-02-23)

Publisher Place: Narita, Narita-shi, Chiba-ken
Publisher: Naritasan Shinshoji
Normalized publisher place: Narita
Publisher country: Japan
Published Date: 1992
Subject: Consecration (rab gnas)
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- Multi-Author Edited Volumes -- Conference Proceedings -- Proceedings of the International Association of Tibetan Studies (PIATS) -- PIATS 5 (1989) -- Tibetan Studies, PIATS 5, vol. 1
Cultural Coverage: India
Temporal coverage: 12th century CE
13th century CE
14th century CE
17th century CE
18th century CE
19th century CE
20th century CE
Language: English
Series Title: Proceedings of the International Association for Tibetan Studies
Series volume: 5
Series 2 editor: Shōren Ihara
Series 2 volume: 2
Series 2 Title: Monograph Series of Naritasan Institute for Buddhist Studies Occasional Papers
Source: Tibetan studies: Proceedings of the 5th Seminar of the International Association of Tibetan Studies, Narita 1989
Source Editor: Shōren Ihara
Zuihō Yamaguchi
Source Type: Conference Proceedings
Source Volume: 1
Source Page Numbers: 1-12
Frequency of publication: Irregular
Format: Print media (print or manuscript, including PDFs)
Resource Type: Article
Release Flag: OK for viewing
Date Of Record Creation: 2006-02-23 23:03:38
Date Record Checked: 2006-02-27
Date Last Modified: 2008-03-19 13:06:12
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