Buddhism Beyond the Monastery: Tantric Practices and their by Sarah Jacoby and Antonio Terrone (eds)

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The Chinese left an appropriate seal on his desk and resealed the chamber. A little while later, a Tibetologist woman colleague from Eastern Europe was invited to take part in an extraordinary discovery in the Potala. She would be present at a unique moment. The very first opening of the tomb of the Great Fifth Dalai Lama. , the origins of sky burial in Tibet, is that based on Franz Grenet’s research a sufficient number of elements confirm a close connection between Zoroastrian and Tibetan practices of ‘stripping the flesh from the bones’, with an historic link through the neighbouring land of Sogdiana at the time of the expansion of the Tibetan empire of Spu rgyal.

For more information on Treasures and the complex processes involved in their revelation, see Thondup 1986 and Gyatso 1993; 1996. 4 On the other hand, there are several instances of Treasure revealers who chose to be celibate monastics despite the strong connection between successful Treasure revelation and engaging with the appropriate prophesied consort— three recent examples of celibate Treasure revealers from Eastern Tibet are A ’dzoms rgyal sras pad ma dbang rgyal (b. 6 In her 400-plus Tibetan folio-page autobiography and her 248 folio-page biography of her teacher and male partner Dri med ’od zer (1881–1924), one of the eight sons of the prominent nineteenth-century Treasure revealer Bdud ’joms gling pa, Se ra mkha’ ’gro grapples with questions as relevant in today’s Tibet as in centuries past such as: 1) What is the relative value of the moral superiority of celibacy and the expedient means of religious practices involving sexuality?

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