Pilgrimage In Tibet

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Pilgrimage In Tibet

Author : Alex McKay
ISBN : 9781136807091
Genre : Social Science
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The Western image of Tibet as a sacred land is in many ways a mythical construction. But the Tibetans themselves have traditionally mapped out their land in terms of areas of sacred space, and pilgrimage, ensuring a high degree of mobility within all classes of Tibetan society. Pilgrims travelled to local, regional, and national centres throughout recorded Tibetan history. In recent years, pilgrimage has resumed in areas where it had been forbidden by the Chinese authorities, and has now become one of the most prominent religious expressions of Tibetan national identity. In this major new work, leading scholars of Asian pilgrimage traditions discuss historical and contemporary aspects of pilgrimage within the Tibetan cultural world. Myths and legends, material conditions, textual sources, a modern pilgrim's impressions, political and economic influences, biographies and contemporary developments - all these and many other issues are examined here. The result is an informative and often entertaining work which contributes greatly to our knowledge of the history and culture of Tibet as well as the wider issues of religious power and practice.
Category: Social Science
Pilgrimage in Tibet
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Alex McKay
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-16 - Publisher: Routledge

The Western image of Tibet as a sacred land is in many ways a mythical construction. But the Tibetans themselves have traditionally mapped out their land in terms of areas of sacred space, and pilgrimage, ensuring a high degree of mobility within all classes of Tibetan society. Pilgrims travelled to
HOLY MOUNT KAILASH
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Milan P. Rakocevic
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-06-06 - Publisher: AuthorHouse

Kailash – The Heart and Soul of Tibet There are few places on Earth comparable to the mysterious, stunningly beautiful and completely isolated Mt Kailash, which lies well hidden in a remote and deserted region of western Tibet. In order to understand the importance of holy Mt Kailash it is
Tibetan Pilgrimage
Language: en
Pages: 155
Authors: Robert Brainerd Ekvall, James F. Downs
Categories: Buddhist pilgrims and pilgrimages
Type: BOOK - Published: 1987 - Publisher:

Books about Tibetan Pilgrimage
Tibetan Pilgrimage
Language: en
Pages: 135
Authors: Michel Peissel
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-11 - Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

Evocative watercolor illustrations and a detailed text explore the unique characteristics and design of Tibetan architecture, including fortresses, chapels, and monasteries across the country, despite the political and geographical acquisitions of China, India, Pakistan, and Nepal.
The Holy Land Reborn
Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: Toni Huber
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-09-15 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

The Dalai Lama has said that Tibetans consider themselves “the child of Indian civilization” and that India is the “holy land” from whose sources the Tibetans have built their own civilization. What explains this powerful allegiance to India? In The Holy Land Reborn ̧ Toni Huber investigates how Tibetans have