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By Caroline Humphrey,Hurelbaatar Ujeed

A Monastery in Time is the 1st ebook to explain the lifetime of a Mongolian Buddhist monastery—the Mergen Monastery in internal Mongolia—from within its partitions. From the Qing career of the eighteenth and 19th centuries during the Cultural Revolution, Caroline Humphrey and Hürelbaatar Ujeed inform a narrative of non secular formation, suppression, and survival over a heritage that spans 3 centuries.


Often neglected in Buddhist reviews, Mongolian Buddhism is an impressively self-sustaining culture whose founding lama, the 3rd Mergen Gegen, remodeled Tibetan Buddhism into an genuine counterpart utilizing the Mongolian language. Drawing on fifteen years of fieldwork, Humphrey and Ujeed convey how lamas have struggled to maintain Mergen Gegen’s imaginative and prescient alive via super political upheaval, and the way such upheaval has inextricably mounted politics to faith for lots of of today’s working towards priests. Exploring many of the methods Mongolian Buddhists have tried to hyperlink the prior, current, and destiny, Humphrey and Ujeed provide a compelling examine of the interaction among the person and the nation, culture and history.

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