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Western projections onto Tibetan Buddhism - Cultural transfer of religious, psychological and artistic values

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posted on 16.12.2019, 23:23 by GIOVANNI ARCA
The West has generally understood Tibetan Buddhism through a composite process of cultural transfers and filters. Christianity, Esoteric currents, Psychology and Art have contributed to transfer meanings that do not belong to this religious tradition, thereby creating perceptions that misrepresent it. This study investigates the causes, nature and extent of these western misconceptions of Tibetan Buddhism, and demonstrates how this affects its perception from a global socio-religious standpoint.

History

Principal supervisor

Ian William Mabbett

Additional supervisor 1

David Templeman

Year of Award

2019

Department, School or Centre

School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Campus location

Australia

Faculty

Faculty of Arts

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