Gompas in traditional Tibetan society

by M. N. Rajesh

Publisher: Decent Books, Publisher: Distributed by D.K. Printworld in New Delhi

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  • China,
  • Tibet


  • Monasteries, Buddhist -- China -- Tibet -- History,
  • Monasteries, Buddhist -- China -- Tibet -- Politcal activity,
  • Monasteries and state -- China -- Tibet -- History

About the Edition

Study on value of Tibetan Buddhist monastic institutions and thier political role in Tibetan society.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-204) and index.

Statementby M.N. Rajesh.
LC ClassificationsBQ6348 .R85 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination231 p. ;
Number of Pages231
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3594643M
ISBN 108186921214
LC Control Number2002302354

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The book begins with a survey of the gompas Indian origins, viewing the mahaviharas as a prototype of the gompas, and studies contextualization of the gompas in Tibet wherein is described its relation with the superstructure the society.

Consulting many old works and some rare manuscripts, the work analyzes the working of the monasteries: their Cited by: 1. From the Jacket: The importance of the Gompas in traditional Tibetan society book or the Buddhist monastery in Tibetan history cannot be overemphasized: it was the institution that enabled continuity of Buddhism in Tibetan history by performing multifarious functions and institutionalizing the theory of Buddhism so that it could transcend time and space.

Here, a scholar in religious studies, Dr. Rajesh examines the gompas. Gompas in traditional Tibetan society. New Delhi: Decent Books: Distributed by D.K. Printworld, (OCoLC) Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: M N Rajesh.

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