English (United States)
This thesis thematically explores how three Tibetan Buddhist teachers imagine a Tibetan Buddhist tradition for their American convert communities via interpretation of resources; this process claims authority for teachers, resources, and the tradition. Twenty-first century Tibetan Buddhist lineage holders in the United States contend with texts, places, and pasts to construct the appearance, paradoxically, of a tradition that transcends these particular resources.
Meador, Reid Elizabeth, "Three Creative Encounters: Tibetan Buddhist Tradition and Authority in American Convert Communities" (2014). Honors Theses - All. 1270.
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