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The Bon sman sgrub ritual

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The thesis deals with the Tibetan healing mendrub (sman sgrub) ritual as performed by the contemporary exile Bonpo community at the Triten Norbutse Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal in December 2012. The ritual is described and analysed, particular attention is given to its medical component. The research is based on fieldwork, textual analysis and close work with Tibetan traditional scholars, including a doctor of Tibetan medicine.

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Department:
Humanities Division - Oriental Studies Faculty

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
MPhil
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:211fdacf-78e5-4c37-b95c-8e9592c9b083
Local pid:
ora:12308

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