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Transcendence and pragmatism : a study of Sherpa religion

Draper, J

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Sherpa Buddhism can be divided analytically into three different components: mahayana (represented by the monastic establishment), shamanism (represented by a variety of shaman-curers and diviners) and vajrayana {represented by married, village-based, tantric lamas). Such a division suggests that there are important differences between components within Sherpa religion. Mahayana emphasises transcendental, other-worldly concerns. Shamanism on the other hand deals with pragmatic, this worldly...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-09-10
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/10427

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