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Chakzampa Thangtong Gyalpo: Architect, Philosopher and Iron Chain Bridge Builder

Gerner, Manfred

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Abstract

Thangtong Gyalpo (Thang sTong rGyal po) is a historical figure reaching in the supernatural who impresses us with his versatility to liberate sentient beings. His teachings and writings are translated only partly. The far bigger part of his work is passed down traditionally. To a large extent, it is directly visible, learnable and conceivable in reality in the form of monasteries, bridges, plays and songs. In Tibet, Bhutan and the world of the Mahayana Buddhism in the Himalayas, Thangtong Gyalpo is known and revered by all people. If one questions this, his oeuvre, his whole work and actions will be known far less. This is one reason for the results shown in the present work, which is the result of about 30 years of research projects in Tibet and Bhutan and in particular, fieldwork that was taken up in July 1974 in Bhutan and in April 1981 in Tibet.

Document type: Book
Date: 2007
Date Deposited: 5 March 2009
ISBN: 99936-14-39-4
Faculties / Institutes: Research Organisations / Academies > Centre for Bhutan Studies
DDC-classification: General history of Asia Far East
Controlled Subjects: Than-ston-rgyal-po, Biographie, Himalaja, Brückenbau
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thangtong Gyalpo , Himalaja-Region, Thangton Gyalpo , Biography , Himalaya Region , Bridge Building
Subject (classification): History and Archaeology
Countries/Regions: Bhutan
Tibet
Additional Information: Erstveröffentlichung unter: http://www.bhutanstudies.org.bt

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