New PDF release: A Monastery in Time: The Making of Mongolian Buddhism

By Caroline Humphrey,Hurelbaatar Ujeed

A Monastery in Time is the 1st ebook to explain the lifetime of a Mongolian Buddhist monastery—the Mergen Monastery in internal Mongolia—from within its partitions. From the Qing career of the eighteenth and 19th centuries throughout the Cultural Revolution, Caroline Humphrey and Hürelbaatar Ujeed inform a narrative of spiritual formation, suppression, and survival over a historical past that spans 3 centuries.


Often neglected in Buddhist reviews, Mongolian Buddhism is an impressively self-sustaining culture whose founding lama, the 3rd Mergen Gegen, reworked Tibetan Buddhism into an real counterpart utilizing the Mongolian language. Drawing on fifteen years of fieldwork, Humphrey and Ujeed exhibit how lamas have struggled to maintain Mergen Gegen’s imaginative and prescient alive via great political upheaval, and the way such upheaval has inextricably mounted politics to faith for plenty of of today’s training priests. Exploring a few of the methods Mongolian Buddhists have tried to hyperlink the prior, current, and destiny, Humphrey and Ujeed supply a compelling research of the interaction among the person and the nation, culture and history.

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