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140153 VO Life and Works of the 18th-Century Tibetan Intellectual Jikmé Lingpa (2019S)

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Language: English

Examination dates

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Monday 06.05. 10:30 - 12:15 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Monday 13.05. 10:30 - 12:15 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Monday 20.05. 10:30 - 12:15 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Monday 27.05. 10:30 - 12:15 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Wednesday 29.05. 13:30 - 15:00 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Monday 03.06. 10:30 - 12:15 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Wednesday 05.06. 13:30 - 15:00 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Wednesday 12.06. 13:30 - 15:00 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Monday 17.06. 10:30 - 12:15 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Wednesday 19.06. 13:30 - 15:00 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Monday 24.06. 10:30 - 12:15 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Wednesday 26.06. 13:30 - 15:00 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25

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Aims, contents and method of the course

In this course we will read, in English translation, select works of one of the most influential writers in 18th-century Tibet, Jikmé Lingpa ('Jigs med gling pa, 1729-1798). The goal of the course is to understand Jikmé Lingpa as an intellectual of varied interests and expertise operating in a Buddhist context. We will focus on the major genres of his writing, including Buddhist philosophy and contemplative practice, history, ethnology, and poetry.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Readings will include, in addition to translations by the instructor:
• Michael Aris, 'Jigs-Med-Gling-Pa's Discourse on India of 1789: A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation of the Lho-Phyogs Rgya-Gar-Gyi Gtam Brtag-Pa Brgyad-Kyi Me-Long', The International Institute for Buddhist Studies of ICABS, 1995.
• Janet Gyatso, Apparitions of the Self, Princeton: University of Princeton Press, 1998.
• Jigme Lingpa and Kangyur Rinpoche. Treasury of Precious Qualities. Book One: Sutra Teachings. 2nd Edition 2010. Book Two: Vajrayana and the Great Perfection. 2013. Padmakara Translation Group, Translators. Boston: Shambhala Publications.
• Nyoshul Khenpo, A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems: Biographies of Masters of Awareness in the Dzogchen Lineage, Padma Publications, 2005.
• Sam van Schaik, Approaching the Great Perfection: Simultaneous and Gradual Methods of Dzogchen Practice in the Longchen Nyingtig, Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2003

Association in the course directory

BA13, MATB4, EC1-2

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