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The Dynamics of Authority: Tibetan Buddhist Ritual Performance at Rumtek

Liou, Yan Fang


This ethnomusicology research examines Tibetan Buddhist ritual performance at Rumtek Monastery belonging to the Karma bka' brgyud order, Sikkim, India. It considers how participants view 'mind' as the main element of their ritual performance. Using data from one year's fieldwork, I analysed musical scores, ritual manuals, and ritual performances. I interviewed participants to find out how they perceive their mind interacting with other elements including the movements of body and speech in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d51406b7ed4a
Embargoed until: 2022-06-27


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