Vladimir V. Khartaev
Institute for Mongolian, Buddhist and Tibetan Studies of SB RAS
Hartaev V.V. ‟Lamp of Reflections” by Kensur Agvan Nima as a source on the сongresses of Inner Mongolia. Vestnik of Kostroma State University, 2022, vol. 28, № 4, pp. 40–46 (In Russ.). https://doi.org/10.34216/1998-0817-2022-28-4-40-46
DOI: https://doi.org/10.34216/1998-0817-2022-28-4-40-46
УДК: 294.3
Publish date: 2022-11-30
Annotation: The article is devoted to part outlines the monastic system of Inner Mongolia (China) of the essay ‟The Lamp of Reflections” by an outstanding Buryat Buddhist figure Kensur Agvan Nyima (1907-1990). He is one of the few learned lamas from Buryatia who had the honor to occupy the throne of the abbot of the large Tibetan monastery Drepung Gomang in India. The studied treatise of Agvan Nima on the history of Buddhism is part of his collected works in six volumes, which are devoted to various Buddhist sciences. His work is poorly studied in modern science. To date, the part of the essay ‟The Lamp of Reflection” dedicated to the monasteries of Inner Mongolia has not been studied by anyone before. It provides information about monasteries, their founders, traditions in training and the number of monks in the region. The study used methods of comparison with similar sources, as well as comparisons with modern studies.
Keywords: history, Buddhism, choizhun, monasteries, Inner Mongolia.
Funding and acknowledgments: The reported study was funded by government assignment, project no. 121031000302-9 ‘Oriental Language Written Monuments of Russia and Inner Asia’s Peoples and Archival Documents, 18th to Early 21st Centuries: A Perspective from Civilizational Interaction’.
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Author's info: Vladimir V. Khartaev, Institute for Mongolian, Buddhist and Tibetan Studies of SB RAS, Ulan-Ude, Russia, buda2004@mail.ru, https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5596-2416