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Reincarnation and personal identity in the lives of Tibetan masters: linking the revelations of three lamas of the Dudjom tradition

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This paper explores Tibetan understandings of character, personal identity, and questions of authorship, when the life story and spiritual writings involve persons linked by a line of incarnation. The focus is the 20th-century Dudjom Rinpoche (bDud ʼjoms ʼjigs bral ye shes rdo rje, 1904–1987), his immediate predecessor, Dudjom Lingpa (bDud ʼjoms gling pa, 1835–1904), along with a 17th-century lama, Düdül Dorje (bDud ʼdul rdo rje, 1615–1672). While Tibetan accounts of reincarnating lamas somet...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/14484528.2019.1622392

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Life Writing Journal website
Volume:
17
Issue:
2
Pages:
239-257
Publication date:
2019-07-05
Acceptance date:
2019-05-20
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EISSN:
1751-2964
ISSN:
1448-4528
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pubs:999926
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uuid:e3a1c586-0460-4aa3-bc29-ff201f095bc6
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999926
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pubs:999926

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