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Description - Nine Ways Of Bon, The: Excerpts From Gzi-brjid by David Snellgrove

A study of Tibetan religion. To practising bonpos, Bon simply means the true religion of Tibet, while to Tibetan Buddhists, Bon refers to the false teachings and practices that were prevalent before Buddhism became the dominant religion under the Kings. The present study resulted from a period during which the author was engaged in intense contact with practising bonpos. It consists of the translation of a seminal 450 year old transcript of a 13th century Bon manuscript, in which the entire Bon philosophy and practice is summarized.The scale and depth of his study allows

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Book Details

ISBN: 9789745241114
ISBN-10: 9745241113
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 318
Imprint: Orchid Press Publishing Limited
Publisher: Orchid Press Publishing Limited
Publish Date: 23-Feb-2010
Country of Publication: Thailand

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Author Biography - David Snellgrove

David Snellgrove, Ph.D., D.Litt., was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 1968. For a five year period he was Consultant for Buddhism at the then newly established Vatican Secretariat for non-Christian Religions. The author of numerous books and articles on Himalayan and Southeast Asian religions, he was recently awarded the prestigious Burton Medal by the Royal Asiatic Society, for his extensive contributions to Asian scholarship.

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