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AuthorDreyfus, Georges B. J
TitleThe sound of two hands clapping [electronic resource] : the education of a Tibetan Buddhist monk / Georges B.J. Dreyfus
Imprint Berkeley, Calif : University of California Press, c2003
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Descript xv, 445 p., [8] p. of plates : ill


PART I. THE CONTEXT -- Tibetan Buddhism: a breif historical overview -- Tibetan monasticism -- Becoming a monk: teacher and discipline -- PART II. TIBETAN SCHOLASTIC PRACTICES -- Literacy and memorization -- General structure of the Tibetan curriculum -- Two curricular models -- Scholasticism and orality: myth and reality -- Commentary and meditation -- Supplement: hermeneutical or deconstructive? -- Debate as practice -- Debate in the curriculum -- Is debate a mode of inquiry? -- PART III. REFLECTIONS -- Rationality and spirit cult -- Limits of the inquiry -- Conclusion: past and future uncertainties

Buddhist monks -- Education -- China -- China -- Tibet Buddhist education -- China -- Tibet Monastic and religious life (Buddhism) -- China -- Tibet Electronic books.


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