Tag Archives: Tibetan Plateau

Explain the significance of the concept of ‘reincarnate lama’ in Tibetan What were its origins, advantages and issues. What did a reincarnation status mean for a lama’s subsequent career?

Cultural and Political History of the Tibetan Plateau

Essay questions

The references are intended as starting points and a bibliography is found below (plus the general and tutorial readings for this unit). You are expected to find further references of your own.

 

Explain the rise of the Tibetan Which role did Buddhism play for kingship and rule during that period?

References for starting: Beckwith 1987, Dotson & Kapstein 2007 (some contributions), see also General Readings

 

Discuss the phenomenon of “Crazy Yogins” during the 16th Who were they, what motivated this movement, in which context did they emerge?

References for starting: Larsson 2012, Linrothe 2006, di Valerio 2015, Quintman 2014, Roberts 2007, Ehrhard 2010

 

Explain the significance of the concept of ‘reincarnate lama’ in Tibetan What….