Film, Video Death, Rebirth and Being Human in Tibetan Buddhism
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- Death, Rebirth and Being Human in Tibetan Buddhism
- In this talk, Frances Garrett, David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality, considers images of dying, the afterlife and rebirth, and notions of human embodiment and personhood, in Tibetan Buddhist literature, art and medicine. He argues that the use of knowledge about dying and birth in Buddhist meditation compels us to revise our understanding of the categories of medicine and religion. Tibetan medical and religious scholars alike have developed complex theories of embryology, for example, and this research has used the history of embryological knowledge in Tibet to emphasize the importance of maintaining a historically and culturally specific understanding of medicine and religion and their interaction.
- Library of Congress
- John W. Kluge Center (Library of Congress), sponsoring body
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- Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2008-08-12.
- - Literature
- - Religion
- - Classification: Philosophy, Psychology, Religion.
- - Frances Garrett.
- - Recorded on 2008-08-12.
- - Researchers.
- 1 online resource
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body John W. Kluge Center. Death, Rebirth and Being Human in Tibetan Buddhism. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -08-12, 2008. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687998/.
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Library Of Congress & John W. Kluge Center, S. B. (2008) Death, Rebirth and Being Human in Tibetan Buddhism. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -08-12. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687998/.
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body John W. Kluge Center. Death, Rebirth and Being Human in Tibetan Buddhism. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -08-12, 2008. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021687998/>.