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Author Belt, Joke van de, 1961-

Title Ani-la : the nuns from Redna Menling / Joke van de Belt ; [translation Evert van Tijn]
Published Leiden : Sidestone Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (94 pages) : color illustrations, color map
Contents Preamble : the nuns of Redna Menling -- The Bon : a community in exile -- Reasons to profess : what makes a young women become a nun? -- The community of nuns : interaction with its surroundings -- Conclusion : the nuns of Redna Menling
Summary "This pioneering study vividly portrays the nuns of the Redna Menling monastery in Dolanji (India), the headquarter of the Bön religion in exile. It focuses on the developments of the Bön in exile, the specific context in witch Bön nuns live and how the monastic tradition takes shape. It provides interesting insights into the monastic community in exile, the historic context of the Bön religion as well as the personal motives to become a nun"--Publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-94)
Notes Print version record
Subject Redna Menling (Monastery : Dolanji, India)
Bon (Tibetan religion) -- India -- Dolanji
Buddhist nuns -- India -- Dolanji -- Social conditions
Monastic and religious life of women -- India -- Dolanji
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012454261
ISBN 1299281834 (electronic bk.)
9088900469 (paperback)
9088901392 (electronic bk.)
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