Tag Archives: Buddhism

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Performing the Sacred in Newar Buddhist Art

A review of Dīpaṅkara Buddha and the Patan Samyak Mahādāna in Nepal: Performing the Sacred in Newar Buddhist Art, by Kerry Lucinda Brown. This dissertation…

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Vegetarianism in Tibet

A review of Food of Sinful Demons: A History of Vegetarianism in Tibet, by Geoffrey Francis Barstow Geoffrey Barstow’s dissertation is a comprehensive and extensive…

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Slaughter Renunciation Movement in Tibet

A review of Alternative Development on the Tibetan Plateau: The Case of the Slaughter Renunciation Movement, by Gaerrang (Kabzung). Gaerrang (Kabzung)’s dissertation is an engaging…

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Bodhisattvas in Kuala Lumpur

A review of Becoming Bodhisattvas: Practices and the Popular Discourse of Kuan-Yin in Kuala Lumpur, by Arthur Chia. It has often been noted that the…

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The Body in Tibetan Buddhism

A review of Secrets of the Vajra Body: Dngos po’i gnas lugs and the Apotheosis of the Body in the Work of Rgyal ba Yang…

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Korean Buddhism in the Twentieth Century

A review of Buddhist Propagation and Modernization: The Significance of P’ogyo in Twentieth-Century Korean Buddhism, by Mark Andrew Nathan.  When I was asked to review…