Luminous Bliss: A Religious History of Pure Land Literature in Tibet

By: Georgios T. Halkias

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About the Book With an annotated English translation and critical analysis of the Orgyan-gling gold manuscript of the short Sukhavativyuha-sutra Pure Land Buddhism as a whole has received comparatively little attention in Western studies on Buddhism despite the importance of “buddha-fields” (pure lands) for the growth and expression of Mahayana Buddhism. In this first religious history of Tibetan Pure Land literature, Georgios Halkias delves into a rich collection of literary, historical, and archaeological sources to highlight important aspects of this neglected pan-Asian Buddhist tradition. He clarifies many of the misconceptions concerning the interpretation of “other-world” soteriology in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism and provides translations of original Tibetan sources from the ninth century to the present that represent exoteric and esoteric doctrines that continue to be cherished by Tibetan Buddhists for their joyful descriptions of the Buddhist path. The book is informed by interviews with Tibetan scholars and Buddhist practitioners and by Halkias’ own participant-observation in Tibetan Pure Land rituals and teachings conducted in Europe and the Indian subcontinent. Printed Pages: 368

Title: Luminous Bliss: A Religious History of Pure Land Literature in Tibet

Author Name: Georgios T. Halkias

Categories: Religion, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Dev Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 9789381406328

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 1202090

Keywords: Luminous Bliss: A Religious History of Pure Land Literature in Tibet Georgios T. Halkias