Sacred Spaces and Powerful Places in Tibetan Culture

Author : Huber, Toni

Sacred Spaces and Powerful Places in Tibetan Culture

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A collection of essays which attempt to document and interpret the ways in which Tibetan people identify and relate to different categories of space and place.

The articles include: The Politics of Sacred Space in Bon and Tibetan Popular Tradition by Charles Ramble; Machig Zhama's Recovery by Hildegard Diemberger and Guntram Hazod; Mon-pa Revisited by Francoise Pommaret; Rethinking Tibetan Pilgrimage Practice by Toni Huber; Blue Lake of Amdo and its Island by Katia Buffetrille; Tibetan Guide for Pilgrimage to Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar by Toni Huber and Tsepak Rigzin; Perceptions of Landscape in Karzha: Sacred Geography and the Tibetan System of Geomancy by Elisabeth Stutchbury; Internal and External Geography in Spiritual Biography by David Templeman; Transformation of Space in Tibetan Buddhist and Bonpo Ritual Dances by Mona Schrempf; the Role of Treasure Discoverers and Their Search for Himalayan Sacred Lands, and Political and Ritual Aspects of the Search for Himalayan Sacred Lands - both by Franz-Karl Ehrhard; Olmo Lungring by Dan Martin; Reading the Potala by Peter Bishop; the Reconstruction of Tibetan Sacred Space in China's Tibet by Charlene Makley; Ganja and Murdo: Pilgrimage Sites in Eastern Tibet by Lawrence Epstein and Peng Wenbin; and British Imperial Influence on Kailas-Manasarovar Pilgrimage by Alex Mckay.