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The Yogins of Ladakah
The Yogins of Ladakah

The Yogins of Ladakah

by John Crook

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Language

English

Publisher

Motilal Banarsidass

ISBN

9788120814790 - Year: 2007 - Pages: 420

Binding

Paperback

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Author: John Crook
James Low/
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 420
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788120814790

Description

When John crook of Bristol University began research in the Zangskar valley of Ladakh in 1977, his prime intention was to investigate the social anthropology of the area through studies of village life.

In 1986, Crook returned to Ladakh with Tibetologist James Low to enquire fully into the social organization, history, meditational practices and philosophy of the yogins who still lived and practiced in the remote parts of the area.

This book is a record of the author’s adventurous journeys to meet some remarkable men.

The yogins were often generous, providing accounts of their training, one of them allowing Crook to photograph a previously unknown text- instructions on Mahamudra by the eminent Tipun Padma Chosgal. James Low’s brilliant translation of this difficult work together with that of a biography of the great woman yogin Machig Labdron provides the basis for extensive and original discussions of the meaning of Tibetan Buddhism and it’s significance in our time.

Contents

Introduction

Preface:
Hermits and Hermeneutics

Part I - BACKGROUND:
1. The Lineage of the Yogins

Part II - TRAVELOGUE:
2. Maintaining the Revolutions of the Universe
3. Meeting with Rimpoches
4. Schools for Hermits
5. The City and the Hills
6. The Geshe of Saspola
7. Return to Sani
8. Light Rays of the Sun
9. A Home of Ancient Yogins
10. The Hill of the Tigress
11. The Precious Jewel of Pipcha
12. Crossing the Mountains
13. Manali

Part III - TEACHING AND PRACTICE:
14. Teachings of the Yogins
15. Practising Chod in the Cemeteries of Ladakh
16. Privacy and Public Knowledge of the Dharma
17. The Meditation Notebooks of Tipun Padma Chogyal
18. End and Beginning


Glossary

Index

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