A first-hand description of the Mani Rimdu festival of Tibet and Nepal, an event which encapsulates the Himalayan Buddhist experience.
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Richard Kohn's book transports the reader to the high Himalayas for an in-depth look at the inner workings of the three-week long Mani Rimdu festival. This event encapsulates the breath and depth of the Himalayan Buddhist experience, from the profound practices of Great Perfection meditation to the worship of the gods of the neighboring mountains. The festival uses archaic material as well as prayers written by contemporary lamas, and it entails the preparation of numerous works of ritual art such as man'd'alas constructed of colored sand and sculptures of barley flour and colored butter called tormas. Two days of public performance, a day of spiritual empowerment, and a day of masked dance complete the festival.About the Author:
Richard J. Kohn was a Research Associate at the University of California, Berkeley and Director of the Buddhist Film Society/ International Buddhist Film Festival. Mani Rimdu was the subject of Kohn’s classic documentary films Lord of the Dance/ Destroyer of Illusion and Destroyer of Illusion: The Secret World of a Tibetan Lama.
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Book Description State Univ of New York Pr, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001155765
Book Description State Univ of New York Pr, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Front free endpaper clipped, otherwise text clean and solid; no dust jacket; S U N Y Series in Buddhist Studies; 9.28 X 6.21 X 1.05 inches; 366 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 173393