Songs and Lives of the Jomo: Nuns of Kinnaur Northwest India. Women's Religious Expression in Tibetan Buddhism

 
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On living Buddhism in the HImalayas, religious lives of nuns, celibacy, song genres, self-narraated lives. scholarly, but also personal. texts of 23 songs, 7 life stories

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Book Description Sri Satguru Publications, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: New. First edition. Jomos are nuns, celibate Women devoted to the practice of Buddhism. Kinnaur is a Himalayan tribal district on the Tibet border in Himachal Pradesh, India. This ground-breaking book tells the story of Kinnauri Jomos in their own voices through their two Song genres-Kinnauri and Tibetan-and their self-narrated lives. After hearing a Kinnauri Jomo singing at a hermitage in North India, the author sets out to trace the Jomos back to their villages in Kinnaur. Journeying into the mountainous land of the Kinnauras-said to be descendants of legendary Celestial musicians-staying in isolated villages, and participating in the jomos` daily Lives and rituals, she begins to understand who these women are, what Buddhism Means to them, and why they sing. The book, based on interviews and recordings of 50 jomos over a 15-month period, contains the Texts of 23 songs and 7 life stories. Contents: Introduction 1. Kinnauri Background : i. Geography ii. Ethnicity/Caste iii. History iv. Language v. Kinnauri Women vi. Two Religions vii. Origins of Buddhism in Kinnaur 2. Beginning the Research 3. Research Methods and Materials 4. Outline Chap. I : JOMOS OF KINNAUR : 1. Who are the Jomos of Kinnaur? 2. History of the Jomos` Lineage 3. Becoming a Jomo 4. Living as a Jomo 5. Religious Work : Learning and Practicing Texts, Prayers, and Rituals 6. Jomos` Song Traditions 7. Case Study : Jomos of Kanum Village : i. Leaving Kanum ii. A Kanum Nun`s Story Chap. II : GURUS AND DISCIPLES : 1. Buddhist Ideals and Images of the Guru 2. Gurus in Nuns` Songs : i. Song of Bure Temple ii. Song of Kangyur Rinpoche iii. Song of Yulgyal Tulku 3. Actual (Nun) Gurus and Disciples 4. Chandra Mani : The Biography of a (Nun) Guru Chap. III : SONG IN KINNAURI BUDDHISM : GITHANG AND MGURMA : 1. Two Genres 2. Githang : i. Song of Negi Rinpoche ii. Song of Lotsa Rinchen Zangbo iii. Song on Impermanence 3. Mgurma : i. Ga Rinpoche`s Mgurma ii. Lama Topgyal`s (Ani Dolma`s) Mgurma iii. Sung-gur I Chap. IV : KINNAURI NUNS` SELF-PRESENTATION IN SONG AND LIFE STORY : 1. Self-presentation in Nuns` Songs : i. Songs About Female Renunciation ii. Songs in which Appear Female Buddhas, Goddesses, and Dakinis iii. Songs About the Singer/Composer`s (Male) Guru (and the Guru`s Mother) iv. Songs About Temples, Villages, Miraculous Events v. Mgurma, Songs Composed by Lamas and Written Down in Tibetan 2. Self-presentation in Nuns` Life Stories : i. Suffering and Hardship : a. Chos Nyid Zangmo`s Story b. Upal Devi`s Story c. Renunciation : (i). Tenzin Dolma`s Story : (a). Becoming a Jomo (b). Leaving Home ii. Acquiring Knowledge (and Other Achievements) : a. Chosem Dolma`s Story b. Bogti`s Story 3. Self-presentation : Some Conclusions 4. Postscript : Why Don`t Nuns Sing About Nuns? Chap. V : CONCLUSIONS Printed Pages: 352. Seller Inventory # 38176

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