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Discipline and Debate : the Language of Violence in a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery.

The Dalai Lama has represented Buddhism as a religion of non-violence, compassion, and world peace, but this does not reflect how monks learn their vocation. This book shows how monasteries use harsh methods to make monks of men, and how this tradition is changing as modernist reformers--like the Da...

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Main Author: Lempert, Michael.
Format: Online Book
Published: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2012.
Online Access:Online version
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