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A Monastery in TimeThe Making of Mongolian Buddhism$
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Caroline Humphrey and Hurelbaatar Ujeed

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226031873

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226032061.001.0001

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Buddhist Life at Mergen

Buddhist Life at Mergen

Chapter:
(p.26) One Buddhist Life at Mergen
Source:
A Monastery in Time
Author(s):

Caroline Humphrey

Hürelbaatar Ujeed

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226032061.003.0002

This chapter first describes certain individuals and through them begins to indicate the complexity of the lives of contemporary monks, the variety of ties they each maintain, and what holds them together as a group. It then provides historical information about the Urad Mongols and Buddhism in Mongolia necessary for readers to understand the major ideas and practices called on by lamas today.

Keywords:   Buddhist monks, Urad Mongols, Mongolian Buddhism, lamas, Mergen Monastery

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