Revisiting Rituals in a Changing Tibetan World

Revisiting Rituals in a Changing Tibetan World


Tibet, Nepal, Mongolia This vast area has experienced significant changes following political and socio-cultural upheavals: the Chinese occupation of Tibet since the 1950s; the opening of Nepal to the world in 1951 and the influx of large numbers of Tibetan refugees into its territory; the end of the communist era and the transition to a market economy in Mongolia, and more generally the confrontation with modernity and globalisation. Revisiting Rituals in a Changing Tibetan World examines the changes rituals have undergone and offers the reader the result of recent research based on both fieldwork and textual studies by researchers who have worked in these countries. Contributors include Hildegard Diemberger, Fabienne Jagou, Thierry Dodin, Fernanda Pirie, Nicola Schneider, Mireille Helffer, Alexander von Rospatt, Marie-Dominique Even, Robert Barnett, Katia Buffetrille

Table of contents

Revisiting Rituals in a Changing Tibetan World......Page 4
Copyright......Page 5
Contents......Page 6
Acknowledgments......Page 8
KATIA BUFFETRILLEIntroduction......Page 10
HILDEGARD DIEMBERGERHoly Books as Ritual Objects and Vessels of Teachings in the Era of the Further Spread of the Doctrine (Bstan pa yang dar)......Page 18
FABIENNE JAGOUThe Use of the Ritual Drawing of Lots for the Selection of the 11th Panchen Lama......Page 51
THIERRY DODINTransformed Rituals? Some Reflections on the Paradigm of the Transformation of Rituals in the Tibetan Context......Page 78
FERNANDA PIRIELegal dramas on the Amdo Grasslands: Abolition......Page 92
NICOLA SCHNEIDERThe Ordination of Dge slong ma: a Challenge to Ritual Prescriptions?......Page 118
MIREILLE HELFFERPreservation and Transformations of Liturgical Traditions in Exile: the Case of Zhe chen Monastery in Bodnath (Nepal)......Page 146
KATIA BUFFETRILLELow Tricks and High Stakes Surrounding a Holy Place in Eastern Nepal: the Halesi-M?ratika Caves......Page 172
ALEXANDER VON ROSPATTPast Continuity and Recent Changes in the Ritual Practice of Newar Buddhism: Reflections on the Impact of Tibetan Buddhism and the Advent of Modernity......Page 218
MARIE-DOMINIQUE EVENRitual Efficacy or Spiritual Quest? Buddhism and Modernity in Post-Communist Mongolia......Page 250
ROBERT BARNETTNotes on Contemporary Ransom Rituals in Lhasa......Page 282
Notes on Contributors......Page 384
Index......Page 388


  • Author: Katia Buffetrille (Editor)
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
  • ISBN-13: 9789004232174
  • Pages: 395
  • Format: pdf
  • Size: 7.1M
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