The monastery rules: Buddhist monastic organization in pre-modern Tibet

"The Monastery Rules discusses the position of the monasteries in pre-1950s Tibetan Buddhist societies and how that position was informed by the far-reaching relationship of monastic Buddhism with Tibetan society, economy, law, and culture. Jansen focuses her study on monastic guidelines, or bc...

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Main Author: Jansen, Berthe (Author)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Oakland, California University of Californiarnia Press 2018
Series/Journal:South Asia across the disciplines
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Tibet / Lamaism / Samgha / Monastery / Rule of a religious order / History
Further subjects:B Asia / Central Asia / HISTORY
B Buddhism ; Social aspects
B Buddhism
B Buddhism Social aspects China Tibet Autonomous Region
B Buddhist monasticism and religious orders
B China ; Tibet Autonomous Region
B Electronic books
B Buddhist monasticism and religious orders China Tibet Autonomous Region Rules
B RULES
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Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
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Summary:"The Monastery Rules discusses the position of the monasteries in pre-1950s Tibetan Buddhist societies and how that position was informed by the far-reaching relationship of monastic Buddhism with Tibetan society, economy, law, and culture. Jansen focuses her study on monastic guidelines, or bca' yig. The first study of its kind to examine the genre in detail, the book contains an exploration of its parallels in other Buddhist cultures, its connection to the Vinaya, and its value as socio-historical source-material. The guidelines are witness to certain socio-economic changes, while also containing rules that aim to change the monastery in order to preserve it. Jansen argues that the monastic institutions' influence on society was maintained not merely due to prevailing power-relations, but also because of certain deep-rooted Buddhist beliefs"--Provided by publisher
"The Monastery Rules discusses the position of the monasteries in pre-1950s Tibetan Buddhist societies and how that position was informed by the far-reaching relationship of monastic Buddhism with Tibetan society, economy, law, and culture. Jansen focuses her study on monastic guidelines, or bca' yig. The first study of its kind to examine the genre in detail, the book contains an exploration of its parallels in other Buddhist cultures, its connection to the Vinaya, and its value as socio-historical source-material. The guidelines are witness to certain socio-economic changes, while also containing rules that aim to change the monastery in order to preserve it. Jansen argues that the monastic institutions' influence on society was maintained not merely due to prevailing power-relations, but also because of certain deep-rooted Buddhist beliefs"--Provided by publisher
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN:0520969537
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.2307/j.ctv941wdq