Nonsectarianism (Ris Med) in 19th- And 20th-Century Eastern Tibet: Religious Diffusion and Cross-Fertilization Beyond the Reach of the Central Tibetan (Brill's Tibetan Studies Library #49) (Hardcover)

Nonsectarianism (Ris Med) in 19th- And 20th-Century Eastern Tibet: Religious Diffusion and Cross-Fertilization Beyond the Reach of the Central Tibetan (Brill's Tibetan Studies Library #49) By Klaus-Dieter Mathes (Editor), Gabriele Coura (Editor) Cover Image

Nonsectarianism (Ris Med) in 19th- And 20th-Century Eastern Tibet: Religious Diffusion and Cross-Fertilization Beyond the Reach of the Central Tibetan (Brill's Tibetan Studies Library #49) (Hardcover)

By Klaus-Dieter Mathes (Editor), Gabriele Coura (Editor)

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The volume brings together nine contributions presenting cutting-edge research on ris med. The relatively high degree of political autonomy in the A mdo and Khams regions paved the way for the Rnying ma, Sa skya, Bka' brgyud, Jo nang, and Bon traditions to closely collaborate with each other in a spirit of mutual respect and non-partiality (ris med), while enjoying protection and support from local rulers. The contributors examine degrees of tolerance ranging from hierarchical inclusivism to genuine pluralism, inter-tradition relations and collaborations, religio-political entanglements, and the positions, writings and actions of the key figures of ris med. Thus, they bring to light that ris med cannot be reduced to its historical, political, religious or sociological facet, but is always a conglomerate of all of them.

Groundbreaking research by leading international Tibetan studies scholars Filippo Brambilla, Gabriele Coura, Douglas Duckworth, Adam C. Krug, Klaus-Dieter Mathes, Giacomella Orofino, Rachel H. Pang, Adam S. Pearcey, and Fr d ric Richard.
Klaus-Dieter Mathes, Ph.D. (1994), Marburg University, is University Professor and Head of the Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies at the University of Vienna. His key publications include A Direct Path to the Buddha Within (Wisdom, 2008) and A Fine Blend of Mahāmudrā and Madhyamaka (Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, 2015). Gabriele Coura, M.A. (2014, University of Vienna), is a Lecturer at the Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies at the University of Vienna. Her MA thesis is entitled " The Life and Works of the Thirteenth Karma-pa bDud-'dul-rdo-rje (1733-1797)". She is currently working on her PhD, doing comparative research about Tibetan Buddhist and Cistercian monasteries as places of education.
Product Details ISBN: 9789004460775
ISBN-10: 9004460772
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: September 16th, 2021
Pages: 264
Language: English
Series: Brill's Tibetan Studies Library