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Revelations of a modern mystic: the life and legacy of Kun bzang bde chen gling pa 1928-2006

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This study traces the development of Tibetan ‘treasure’ texts and practices in contemporary times via the life-story and scriptural revelations of the Tibetan ‘treasure revealer’ (gter ston) Kun bzang bde chen gling pa (1928-2006). It examines how his revelations (gter ma) rooted in the historic spirituality of Tibet, continue and adapt into the twenty first century.

The study is important in order to understand the ways this Asian religious concept develops and coalesces in North ...

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

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Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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ora:6973

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