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 career of the eighteenth and 19th centuries during the Cultural Revolution, Caroline Humphrey and Hürelbaatar Ujeed inform a narrative of spiritual formation, suppression, and survival over a background that spans 3 centuries.

 

Often missed in Buddhist reviews, Mongolian Buddhism is an impressively self-sustaining culture whose founding lama, the 3rd Mergen Gegen, remodeled Tibetan Buddhism into an actual counterpart utilizing the Mongolian language. Drawing on fifteen years of fieldwork, Humphrey and Ujeed express how lamas have struggled to maintain Mergen Gegen’s imaginative and prescient alive via super political upheaval, and the way such upheaval has inextricably mounted politics to faith for plenty of of today’s practising priests. Exploring many of the methods Mongolian Buddhists have tried to hyperlink the previous, current, and destiny, Humphrey and Ujeed provide a compelling learn of the interaction among the person and the nation, culture and history.

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