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The Medicinal Accomplishment (sman sgrub) practice in the Dudjom Meteoric Iron Razor (gnam lcags spu gri) tradition: Reflections on the ritual and meditative practice at a monastery in Southern Bhutan.

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"Medicinal Accomplishment" (sman sgrub) practices for compounding and empowering medicinal pills have received some attention in studies of Tibetan medical traditions, although it is clear that in the contemporary medical context, their religious significance has been toned down. This paper examines an elaborate "Medicinal Accomplishment" ritual and its Buddhist meditative framing, as performed in a religious monastic context in Bhutan. It explores aspects of the practice, especially the tr...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies Journal website
Volume:
8
Pages:
49-95
Publication date:
2015-05-01
ISSN:
2047-1076
Source identifiers:
591891
Pubs id:
pubs:591891
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uuid:3df4ae88-e7e6-4af4-b3ff-6ecb03e8a5c2
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pubs:591891
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2016-01-20

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