Nomadi dell’invisibile: l’autosacrificio rituale del chöd nel Bön tibetano

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/292277
Title:
Nomadi dell’invisibile: l’autosacrificio rituale del chöd nel Bön tibetano
Authors:
Nicoletti, Martino
Other Titles:
Nomads of the invisible: the self-sacrificial ritual of Chod in the Tibetan Bon tradition
Abstract:
In the heart of the Himalayas, officiants belonging to Tibet’s ancient religion, Bön, undertake a long ritual pilgrimage through wild and inhospitable places inhabited by mountain deities, water genii, ferocious demons and dangerous ghosts. As the pilgrimage unfolds, having attracted the spirits’ attention with wildly provocative acts and evoking their presence by reciting a ritual text and the sound of magical musical instruments, the practitioners celebrate the meditative sacrifice of their own body (chöd), offered to a whole host of invisible beings as spiritual nourishment during a singular ritual banquet. Texts, diary excerpts and photos recount this archaic ritual, deeply rooted in the notion of Universal Compassion and chiefly aimed at severing the practitioner’s attachment to his physical body and overcoming identification with his own illusory ego. The work is also enriched by the sacred ritual text "The Secret Wisdom Ḍākinī" (Khandro Sangba Yeshe), translated for this volume by Geshe Gelek Jinpa, and by a DVD containing a short Super-8 film by the author, as well as the liturgical chöd chant performed by the monks of the bönpo monastery Triten Norbutse in Nepal.
Publisher:
Edizioni Exòrma - Roma
Issue Date:
2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/292277
Type:
Book
Language:
it
ISBN:
978-88-95688-40-4
Sponsors:
Ev-K2-CNR Research Project; Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Appears in Collections:
D-Marc

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNicoletti, Martinoen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-17T07:49:10Z-
dc.date.available2013-05-17T07:49:10Z-
dc.date.issued2010-
dc.identifier.isbn978-88-95688-40-4-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/292277-
dc.description.abstractIn the heart of the Himalayas, officiants belonging to Tibet’s ancient religion, Bön, undertake a long ritual pilgrimage through wild and inhospitable places inhabited by mountain deities, water genii, ferocious demons and dangerous ghosts. As the pilgrimage unfolds, having attracted the spirits’ attention with wildly provocative acts and evoking their presence by reciting a ritual text and the sound of magical musical instruments, the practitioners celebrate the meditative sacrifice of their own body (chöd), offered to a whole host of invisible beings as spiritual nourishment during a singular ritual banquet. Texts, diary excerpts and photos recount this archaic ritual, deeply rooted in the notion of Universal Compassion and chiefly aimed at severing the practitioner’s attachment to his physical body and overcoming identification with his own illusory ego. The work is also enriched by the sacred ritual text "The Secret Wisdom Ḍākinī" (Khandro Sangba Yeshe), translated for this volume by Geshe Gelek Jinpa, and by a DVD containing a short Super-8 film by the author, as well as the liturgical chöd chant performed by the monks of the bönpo monastery Triten Norbutse in Nepal.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipEv-K2-CNR Research Project; Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairsen_GB
dc.language.isoiten
dc.publisherEdizioni Exòrma - Romaen_GB
dc.subjectHimalayan religionsen_GB
dc.subjectTibetan religionsen_GB
dc.subjectChöd ritualen_GB
dc.subjectPre-Buddhist religionen_GB
dc.subjectBön religionen_GB
dc.subjectDolpoen_GB
dc.subjectNepalen_GB
dc.subjectSelf-sacrificeen_GB
dc.subjectBuddhismen_GB
dc.titleNomadi dell’invisibile: l’autosacrificio rituale del chöd nel Bön tibetanoit
dc.title.alternativeNomads of the invisible: the self-sacrificial ritual of Chod in the Tibetan Bon tradition-
dc.typeBooken
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