Biographies of Rechung-Pa by Peter Alan Roberts
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Biographies of Rechung-Pa
By Peter Alan Roberts

Biographies of Rechung-Pa

The Evolution of a Tibetan Hagiography

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Biographies of Rechung-Pa by Peter Alan Roberts

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This book traces the lifestory of Rechungpa (1084-1161) - the student of the famous teacher Milarepa - using rare and little-known manuscripts, and discovers how the image of both Milarepa and Rechungpa underwent fundamental transformations over a period of over three centuries. Peter Alan Roberts compares significant episodes in the life of Rechungpa as portrayed in a succession of texts, and thus demonstrates the evolution of Rechungpa's biography. This is the first survey of the surviving literature which includes a detailed analysis of their dates, authorship and interrelationships. It shows how Rechungpa was increasingly portrayed as a rebellious, volatile and difficult pupil, as a lineage from a fellow-pupil prospered to become dominant in Tibet. Written in a style that makes it accessible to broad readership, Roberts' book will be of great value to anyone with an interest in the fields of Tibetan literature, history or religion.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415769952
ISBN-10: 0415769957
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter Alan Roberts

Peter Alan Roberts is a writer, translator and interpreter. He was born in South Wales, received his doctorate in Tibetan Studies at the University of Oxford, and worked as a Tibetan translator at Samye Ling Centre in Scotland. He presently lives in Hollywood, California.

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