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Power Objects in Tibetan Buddhism : The Life, Writings, and Legacy of Sokdokpa Lodrö Gyeltsen

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Gentry explores the culture of Tibetan Buddhism from the perspective of its power objects and how they have figured in the lives of some of Tibet's most renowned ritual specialists. He adopts a micro-historical perspective focused on a single case example: power objects used or produced in the contexts of ritual action according to the literary works of the Tibetan Buddhist ritual specialist Sokdokpa Lodrö Gyeltsen (1552-1624) and his milieu. He covers substance, violence, and power in Sokdokpa's milieu; exorcisms, objects, and insights in the life and literary career of a Mongol-repelling scholar-adept; drawing, blurring, and crossing boundaries; a dynamic ontology of ritual objects; and the legacy of Sokdokpa and the material links of political authority. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 514
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Series Title: Brill's Tibetan Studies Library
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Author: James Duncan Gentry
Language: English
Street Date: December 8, 2016
TCIN: 51569421
UPC: 9789004330191
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-4272

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