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The Masters Of Meditation And Miracles: The Longchen Nyingthig Lineage Of Tibetan Buddhism

The Masters of Meditation and Miracles: The Longchen Nyingthig Lineage of Tibetan BuddhismTulku ThondupEdited by Harold TalbottShambhala Publications: Boston, 1996.383 pp., $35 (cloth). The Longchen Nyingthig lineage of Tibetan Buddhism is said to have originated with the primordial Buddha Samantabhadra. But the first master of these teachings was Garab Dorje. Born in the Swat Valley […]

By John Giorno

MagazineArts & Culture

Manchu Palaces

Machu PalacesJeanne LarsenHenry Holt and Company,Inc.:New York,1996342 pp., $25.00 (hardcover) In China during the Qing dynasty, when hard-riding warriors from Manchuria ruled the vast lands “between the passes,” Beijing’s new gentry altered the rules of architecture. The Manchu lords built rambling compounds with highly ornamented ritual halls and bed­chambers facing onto courtyards perfumed by fruit […]

By Patrick Rogers

MagazineArts & Culture

The Tale Of The Incomparable Prince

The Tale of the Incomparable Prince Mdo Mkhar Tshe Ring Dbang Rgyal Translated by Beth Newman HarperPerennial: New York, 1997 319 pp., $13.00 (paperback). It’s not surprising that The Tale of the Incomparable Prince—which its publisher calls “the only pre-exile Tibetan novel”—is full of surprises. An epic tale that builds to a thundering Buddhist sermon, […]

By David Guy
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