Re-imagining Tibetan Buddhist pilgrimage culture in India

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Show simple item record Kalmar, Brigitta
dc.contributor.editor Kapalo, James
dc.contributor.editor Butler, Jenny
dc.contributor.editor Heinhold, Chris 2017-08-11T08:39:00Z 2017-08-11T08:39:00Z 2017
dc.identifier.citation Kalmar, B. 2017. 'Re-imagining Tibetan Buddhist Pilgrimage Culture in India', Journal of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions 5, pp. 40 - 68. en
dc.identifier.volume 5
dc.identifier.issued 1
dc.identifier.startpage 40
dc.identifier.endpage 68
dc.identifier.issn 2009-7409
dc.description.abstract This article explores how Tibetans have defined India, the birthplace of Buddhism, as a space for themselves and hence created, re-created and reinvented their ancient pilgrimage destinations and rituals there since the middle of 20th century. I begin this paper by introducing the historical development of pilgrimage in the Buddhist tradition and mapping the sacred Buddhist geography of India. In the second part, I explore the development of pilgrimage traditions in Tibetan Buddhism and the network of sacred sites used by pilgrims. In the third part, I introduce some of the Tibetan inventions and reinventions of the pilgrimage tradition over an extensive period of time, between the 12th and the mid-20th century. Finally, partly based on my fieldwork findings, I examine how the Tibetan diasporic community in India has maintained and reinvented its pilgrimage culture and what possible changes have occurred subsequently. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher ISASR in association with the Study of Religions, University College Cork en
dc.rights ©2017, The Author(s). en
dc.subject Buddhism en
dc.subject Pilgrimage en
dc.subject Tibetan en
dc.subject India en
dc.subject Tibetan en
dc.subject Buddhism en
dc.title Re-imagining Tibetan Buddhist pilgrimage culture in India en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of the Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions en

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