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Mandala and Landscape
Mandala and Landscape
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Since the publication in English of the Theory and Practice of Mandala by Giuseppe Tucci in 1961, our knowledge of the subject has increased considerably. Two dimensional paintings have been displayed in many art exhibitions reproduced photographically, and analysed in readable books as well as in articles in specialized journals. Three dimensional mandalas like for instance, the Barabadur in Java recently renovated by UNESCO, have been visited by many thousands of tourists as well as pilgrims. In America, Europe and Asia, monks have made and unmade numerous sand-mandalas openly, in public. Mandalas are, indeed much less secret than they used to be.

Yet, up to now, mandalas have largely been studied outside the context of their use: in museums, in exhibitions and in libraries- this volume highlights, perhaps for the first time, the techniques whereby Mandala-schemes are projected in thought, belief and action, on to widely differing natural landscapes. Putting together the research findings of a group of Buddhist scholars from America, Austria, England, France, Germany and New Zealand, Professor McDonald tries to underscore the linkages between mandalas and landscapes in varying eco-systems between Afghanistan and Japan-with special focus on their geographical contexts and socio-cultural traditions. Each of the ten studies, included here, is supported by relevant illustrative material and extensive bibliographical references.

Embodied in Mandala and Landscape are the research results from field-work carried out in China, Nepal, Pakistan, Japan and Tibet. It is as such invaluable to scholars of Buddhist studies, specially the researchers involved with the mandalas in South Asia and elsewhere.

About the Author

A.W. McDonald British by birth and French by decree is a Buddhist scholar and cultural anthropologist of wide renown. He is an equally well-known specialist of the ethno-history of the Himalayas, with interests concentrated in the interaction of oral and written traditions. Veritably and indefatigable researcher who for about 40 years has been with the National Center of Scientific Research in Paris, and is now an honorary Directeur de Recherche, he has done considerable spells of field-work in Nepal, Sikkim and Ladakh: not only in high altitude areas, but in the valleys and plains as well.

Besides his Stints at the Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu: 1973-75, the Chinese University, Hong Kong, 1979-80 and California University, Berkeley: 1984, among other teaching positions/assignments, professor McDonald has had a four year term: 1991-95, as general Secretary of the International association of Buddhist Studies. Published extensively, he is also incharge of a publication series of the Laboratoire d' Ethnoloige et de Sociologie Comparative, at the University of Paris X, Nanterre.

CONTENTS
Foreword v
1 Mandala and Landscape in Japan
ULRICH MAMMITZSCH
1
2 A Journey to the Depths of A Labyrinth- Landscape: The Mount Fengdu, Taoist Holy Site and Infernal Abyss
SANDRINE CHENIVESSE
41
3 The Great Pilgrimage of A-myes rma-chen: Written Tradition, Living Realities
KATIA BUFFETRILLE
75
4 The creation of the Bon Mountain of Kongpo
CHARLES RAMBLE
133
5 A Guide to the La-Phyi Mandala: History, Landscape and Rituals in South-Western Tibet
TONI HUBER
233
6 Beyul Khenbalung, the hidden valley of the Artemisia: On Himalayan Communities and their Sacred Landscape
HILDEGARD DIEMBERGER
287
7 A Hidden land in the Tibetan Nepalese Borderlands
FRANZ-KARL EHRHARD
335
8 The Rituals preparation of a Tibetan Sand Manadala
R.KOHN
365
9 Men between Fairies and Women: The Bipolarity of the Environment of the Kailash Mountaineers of the Hindu Kush
JEAN-YVES LOUDE & VIVIANE LIEVRE
407
10 And the Lake Drained Away: an Essay in Himalayan comparative Mythology
N.J.ALLEN
435
List of contributors 453
Index 455

Mandala and Landscape

Item Code:
IDD145
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
1997
ISBN:
8124600600
Language:
English
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11.1" X 8.8"
Pages:
460 {30 Illustrations in B/W and Colour}
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From the Jacket

Since the publication in English of the Theory and Practice of Mandala by Giuseppe Tucci in 1961, our knowledge of the subject has increased considerably. Two dimensional paintings have been displayed in many art exhibitions reproduced photographically, and analysed in readable books as well as in articles in specialized journals. Three dimensional mandalas like for instance, the Barabadur in Java recently renovated by UNESCO, have been visited by many thousands of tourists as well as pilgrims. In America, Europe and Asia, monks have made and unmade numerous sand-mandalas openly, in public. Mandalas are, indeed much less secret than they used to be.

Yet, up to now, mandalas have largely been studied outside the context of their use: in museums, in exhibitions and in libraries- this volume highlights, perhaps for the first time, the techniques whereby Mandala-schemes are projected in thought, belief and action, on to widely differing natural landscapes. Putting together the research findings of a group of Buddhist scholars from America, Austria, England, France, Germany and New Zealand, Professor McDonald tries to underscore the linkages between mandalas and landscapes in varying eco-systems between Afghanistan and Japan-with special focus on their geographical contexts and socio-cultural traditions. Each of the ten studies, included here, is supported by relevant illustrative material and extensive bibliographical references.

Embodied in Mandala and Landscape are the research results from field-work carried out in China, Nepal, Pakistan, Japan and Tibet. It is as such invaluable to scholars of Buddhist studies, specially the researchers involved with the mandalas in South Asia and elsewhere.

About the Author

A.W. McDonald British by birth and French by decree is a Buddhist scholar and cultural anthropologist of wide renown. He is an equally well-known specialist of the ethno-history of the Himalayas, with interests concentrated in the interaction of oral and written traditions. Veritably and indefatigable researcher who for about 40 years has been with the National Center of Scientific Research in Paris, and is now an honorary Directeur de Recherche, he has done considerable spells of field-work in Nepal, Sikkim and Ladakh: not only in high altitude areas, but in the valleys and plains as well.

Besides his Stints at the Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu: 1973-75, the Chinese University, Hong Kong, 1979-80 and California University, Berkeley: 1984, among other teaching positions/assignments, professor McDonald has had a four year term: 1991-95, as general Secretary of the International association of Buddhist Studies. Published extensively, he is also incharge of a publication series of the Laboratoire d' Ethnoloige et de Sociologie Comparative, at the University of Paris X, Nanterre.

CONTENTS
Foreword v
1 Mandala and Landscape in Japan
ULRICH MAMMITZSCH
1
2 A Journey to the Depths of A Labyrinth- Landscape: The Mount Fengdu, Taoist Holy Site and Infernal Abyss
SANDRINE CHENIVESSE
41
3 The Great Pilgrimage of A-myes rma-chen: Written Tradition, Living Realities
KATIA BUFFETRILLE
75
4 The creation of the Bon Mountain of Kongpo
CHARLES RAMBLE
133
5 A Guide to the La-Phyi Mandala: History, Landscape and Rituals in South-Western Tibet
TONI HUBER
233
6 Beyul Khenbalung, the hidden valley of the Artemisia: On Himalayan Communities and their Sacred Landscape
HILDEGARD DIEMBERGER
287
7 A Hidden land in the Tibetan Nepalese Borderlands
FRANZ-KARL EHRHARD
335
8 The Rituals preparation of a Tibetan Sand Manadala
R.KOHN
365
9 Men between Fairies and Women: The Bipolarity of the Environment of the Kailash Mountaineers of the Hindu Kush
JEAN-YVES LOUDE & VIVIANE LIEVRE
407
10 And the Lake Drained Away: an Essay in Himalayan comparative Mythology
N.J.ALLEN
435
List of contributors 453
Index 455
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