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Author Desjarlais, Robert R.

Title Sensory biographies : lives and deaths among Nepal's Yolmo Buddhists / Robert Desjarilais
Published Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (x, 396 pages)
Series Ethnographic studies in subjectivity ; 2
Ethnographic studies in subjectivity ; 2
Contents Machine generated contents note: Kuragraphy -- Hardship, Comfort -- Twenty-Seven Ways of Looking at Vision -- Startled into Alertness -- Theater of Voices -- "I've Gotten Old" -- Essays on Dying -- "Dying Is This" -- Painful Between -- Desperation -- Time of Dying -- Death Envisioned -- To Phungboche, by Force -- Staying Still -- Mirror of Deeds -- Here and There -- "So: Ragged Woman" -- Echoes of a Life -- Son's Death -- End of the Body -- Last Words
Summary Robert Desjarlais's graceful ethnography explores the life histories of two Yolmo elders, focusing on how particular sensory orientations and modalities have contributed to the making and the telling of their lives. These two are a woman in her late eighties known as Kisang Omu and a Buddhist priest in his mid-eighties known as Ghang Lama, members of an ethnically Tibetan Buddhist people whose ancestors have lived for three centuries or so along the upper ridges of the Yolmo Valley in north central Nepal
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Ghang Lama.
Kisang Omu.
Buddhists -- Nepal -- Biography.
Death -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism.
Helambu Sherpa (Nepalese people) -- Religion.
Lamas -- Nepal -- Biography.
Nepal -- Religious life and customs.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520936744 (electronic bk.)
0585465967 (electronic bk.)
9780520936744 (electronic bk.)
9780585465968 (electronic bk.)
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(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)