Voices from Larung Gar

Shaping Tibetan Buddhism for the Twenty-First Century

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Editor(s): 
Holly Gayley
  • Boulder, CO: 
    Shambhala
    , April
     2021.
     368 pages.
     $24.95.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9781611808940.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

A collection of new voices from Tibet–at celebrated Larung Gar–with innovative reflections on how Buddhism can meet the challenges of our times.

Voices from Larung Gar is the first collection of talks and writings by the leading voices of Larung Gar, the largest Buddhist institution on the Tibetan plateau. The book offers a compelling vision for Buddhism in the twenty-first century by some of the most erudite, creative, and influential Tibetan Buddhist luminaries today. In everyday language, these leaders delve into an array of contemporary issues, including science, ethics, gender equity, and animal welfare.

This collection features contributions from a range of prominent figures who are forging dynamic, modern paths forward for an ancient tradition. Included are the internationally renowned Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok, founder of Larung Gar, his distinguished successors Khenpos Sodargye and Tsultrim Lodro, and erudite nuns holding the scholarly title Khenmo, who are becoming known for their impressive publishing projects. Larung Gar is thus one of Tibetan Buddhism’s most vital communities, actively balancing cultural preservation and innovation.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Holly Gayley is associate professor of religious studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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