The Role of Buddhist Institutions in the Tibetan Disapora

Gellek, Tsering

2001-09-24

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  • The purpose of this paper is to examine the socioeconomic impact of Tibetan Buddhist institutions on the Tibetan diasporic community. From monasteries, to the institution of the office of the Dalai Lama1, to the pervasive system of religious patronage, Buddhism is incorporated into all aspects of Tibetan life and customs. For many Tibetan refugees religion has served as the all-encompassing motiva... read more
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