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The Resource Reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism : the Third Karmapa and the invention of a tradition, Ruth Gamble

Reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism : the Third Karmapa and the invention of a tradition, Ruth Gamble

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Reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism : the Third Karmapa and the invention of a tradition
Title
Reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism
Title remainder
the Third Karmapa and the invention of a tradition
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Gamble
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism examines how the third Karmapa hierarch, Rangjung Dorjé 1284-1339) transformed reincarnation from a belief into a Tibetan tradition. It surveys his life through the portal of his previously untranslated autobiographical stories and songs, which reveal the reincarnation tradition's rudiments. They include Rangjung Dorjé's synthesis of the first three Karmapas' biographies and past-life stories (jātaka), upon which the later tradition was reliant. An analysis of these works shows how they used different strategies to authorize the Karmapas' reincarnate status: they presented the Karmapa reincarnates as an extension of the Kagyü religious lineage, evoked well-known precedents of reincarnation, and highlighted the recognition they received from religious and secular hierarchs, including the Mongol Emperor. This analysis also emphasizes the important role local communities played in maintaining the Karmapas' institutions, and how Rangjung Dorjé sort this support by living in the same sacred sites as his predecessors. Reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism argues, furthermore, that all of these elements of the tradition worked together; the stories of the Karmapas' lives enhanced Rangjung Dorjé's authority, which helped to sanctify the sites in which he lived, and this, in turn, elicited more support from local communities, who then continued to tell his multi-life narrative. At the beginning of Rangjung Dorjé's life, no one had gone looking for a new Karmapa. But his skill in storytelling, and the elite and community support that he cultivated during his life meant that after he died, many expected his return"--
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contains biographical information
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1972-
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Gamble, Ruth
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BQ4485
LC item number
.G36 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Rang-byung-rdo-rje
  • Rang-byung-rdo-rje
  • Rang-byung-rdo-rje
  • Reincarnation
  • Buddhism
  • RELIGION / Buddhism / Tibetan
  • HISTORY / Asia / General
  • Buddhism
  • Reincarnation
  • China
  • Seelenwanderung
  • Tibetischer Buddhismus
  • Buddhismus
Label
Reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism : the Third Karmapa and the invention of a tradition, Ruth Gamble
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : The Karmapas' Journey to Xanadu -- The Elements of Reincarnation. Lifetimes -- Lineages -- Communities -- Landscapes -- The Journey of a Lifetime. From Death to Childhood -- From Latö to Tsurpu -- Into the Mountains -- Between Kongpo and Xanadu -- Conclusion : The Karmapas' Estate -- Appendix. Notes on Rangjung Dorjé's Autobiographies and Biographies
Control code
1017601729
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 322 pages
Isbn
9780190690779
Lccn
2017050469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028384934
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1017601729
Label
Reincarnation in Tibetan Buddhism : the Third Karmapa and the invention of a tradition, Ruth Gamble
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : The Karmapas' Journey to Xanadu -- The Elements of Reincarnation. Lifetimes -- Lineages -- Communities -- Landscapes -- The Journey of a Lifetime. From Death to Childhood -- From Latö to Tsurpu -- Into the Mountains -- Between Kongpo and Xanadu -- Conclusion : The Karmapas' Estate -- Appendix. Notes on Rangjung Dorjé's Autobiographies and Biographies
Control code
1017601729
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 322 pages
Isbn
9780190690779
Lccn
2017050469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028384934
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1017601729

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