By Caroline Humphrey,Hurelbaatar Ujeed

A Monastery in Time is the 1st e-book to explain the lifetime of a Mongolian Buddhist monastery—the Mergen Monastery in internal Mongolia—from inside of its partitions. From the Qing profession of the eighteenth and 19th centuries during the Cultural Revolution, Caroline Humphrey and Hürelbaatar Ujeed inform a narrative of non secular formation, suppression, and survival over a background that spans 3 centuries.

 

Often missed in Buddhist experiences, Mongolian Buddhism is an impressively self-sustaining culture whose founding lama, the 3rd Mergen Gegen, remodeled Tibetan Buddhism into an genuine counterpart utilizing the Mongolian language. Drawing on fifteen years of fieldwork, Humphrey and Ujeed convey how lamas have struggled to maintain Mergen Gegen’s imaginative and prescient alive via great political upheaval, and the way such upheaval has inextricably fixed politics to faith for lots of of today’s training clergymen. Exploring a number of the methods Mongolian Buddhists have tried to hyperlink the previous, current, and destiny, Humphrey and Ujeed supply a compelling examine of the interaction among the person and the nation, culture and history.

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