Caroline Humphrey,Hurelbaatar Ujeed's A Monastery in Time: The Making of Mongolian Buddhism PDF

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By Caroline Humphrey,Hurelbaatar Ujeed

ISBN-10: 022603187X

ISBN-13: 9780226031873

ISBN-10: 022603190X

ISBN-13: 9780226031903

A Monastery in Time is the 1st booklet to explain the lifetime of a Mongolian Buddhist monastery—the Mergen Monastery in internal Mongolia—from inside of its partitions. From the Qing profession of the eighteenth and 19th centuries in the course of the Cultural Revolution, Caroline Humphrey and Hürelbaatar Ujeed inform a narrative of spiritual formation, suppression, and survival over a historical past that spans 3 centuries.


Often ignored in Buddhist reviews, Mongolian Buddhism is an impressively self-sustaining culture whose founding lama, the 3rd Mergen Gegen, reworked Tibetan Buddhism into an actual counterpart utilizing the Mongolian language. Drawing on fifteen years of fieldwork, Humphrey and Ujeed convey how lamas have struggled to maintain Mergen Gegen’s imaginative and prescient alive via great political upheaval, and the way such upheaval has inextricably fixed politics to faith for lots of of today’s practising clergymen. Exploring many of the methods Mongolian Buddhists have tried to hyperlink the previous, current, and destiny, Humphrey and Ujeed supply a compelling examine of the interaction among the person and the nation, culture and history.

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