Corpus ID: 26874914

Reimagining Buddhist Ethics on the Tibetan Plateau

  title={Reimagining Buddhist Ethics on the Tibetan Plateau},
  author={Holly Gayley},
  journal={The Journal of Buddhist Ethics},
  • Holly Gayley
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Buddhist Ethics
Vow-Taking on the Tibetan Plateau In Tibetan areas of the PRC, a new movement to assert Buddhist ethics is gaining momentum. Today Tibetans are taking vows en masse to stop engaging in activities like selling yaks for slaughter, fighting with knives or guns, and wearing tiger, leopard, or otter pelts as trim on their clothing. These vows are based on a newly formulated set of "ten virtues" (dge bcu) with prohibitions against hunting, wearing fur, stealing, visiting prostitutes, drinking alcohol… Expand
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