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Envisioning a Tibetan LuminaryThe Life of a Modern Bönpo Saint$
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William M. Gorvine

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780199362349

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199362349.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Envisioning a Tibetan Luminary

William M. Gorvine

Oxford University Press

In this opening section the author introduces Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen, the Tibetan Bön religion’s most renowned and influential luminary of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The author describes his own relationship with and approach to the subject matter. The introduction provides a brief overview of Shardza’s life and articulates the main argument of the work. The author also discusses key literary conventions of the genre (known as namtar) that structure the Tibetan works at the center of this study. The plan of the book is set out in a series of chapter summaries.

Keywords:   Bön, hagiography, religious biography, namtar, Tibetan literature, Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen

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