publication . Book . Other literature type . 2014

Treasure-Traditions of Western Tibet: Rig-’dzin Gar-dbang rdo-rje snying-po (1640–1685) and His Activities in Mang-yul Gung-thang

Solmsdorf, Nikolai;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
From the fourteenth century onwards the treasure-tradition of Tibetan Buddhism (gter ma) played a significant role in the small south-western Tibetan kingdom of Mang-yul Gung-thang. The treasure-discoverer (gter ston) Rig-’dzin rGod-ldem-can (1337-1408) defined both the religious and political environment with his activities, e.g. through disclosing treasure-texts in the dominion and transmitting them directly to it’s rulers, and, more particularly, through designating the region as one of the famed hidden valleys (sbas yul), i.e. sKyid-mo-lung. The treasure-discoverers who were to come after him, i.e. most prominently Rig-’dzin mChog-ldan mgon-po (1497-1531) an...
Subjects
free text keywords: Collectanea Himalayica, ddc:290, ddc:490, ddc:920, ddc:950, Tibet; History; Biography; Buddhism; gTer-ma; bKa’-brgyud-pa, 290, 490, 920, 950
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