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Dalton, Jacob Paul

Overview
Works: 8 works in 38 publications in 2 languages and 2,562 library holdings
Genres: Catalogs  Apologetic writings  Art  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BQ8915.8, 294.34342
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jacob Paul Dalton
The Taming of the Demons : Violence and Liberation in Tibetan Buddhism by Jacob Paul Dalton( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Taming of the Demons examines mythic and ritual themes of violence, demon taming, and blood sacrifice in Tibetan Buddhism. Taking as its starting point Tibet's so-called age of fragmentation (842 to 986 C.E.), the book draws on previously unstudied manuscripts discovered in the "library cave" near Dunhuang, on the old Silk Road. These ancient documents, it argues, demonstrate how this purportedly inactive period in Tibetan history was in fact crucial to the Tibetan assimilation of Buddhism, and particularly to the spread of violent themes from tantric Buddhism into Tibet at the local and the popular levels. Having shed light on this "dark age" of Tibetan history, the second half of the book turns to how, from the late tenth century onward, the period came to play a vital symbolic role in Tibet, as a violent historical "other" against which the Tibetan Buddhist tradition defined itself
The gathering of intentions : a history of a Tibetan Tantra by Jacob Paul Dalton( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gathering of Intentions reads a single Tibetan Buddhist ritual system through the movements of Tibetan history, revealing the social and material dimensions of an ostensibly timeless tradition. By subjecting tantric practice to historical analysis, the book offers new insight into the origins of Tibetan Buddhism, the formation of its canons, the emergence of new lineages and ceremonies, and modern efforts to revitalize the religion by returning to its mythic origins.The ritual system explored in this volume is based on the Gathering of Intentions Sutra, the fundamental "root tantra" of the Anuyoga class of teachings belonging to the Nyingma ("Ancient") school of Tibetan Buddhism. Proceeding chronologically from the ninth century to the present, each chapter features a Tibetan author negotiating a perceived gap between the original root text—the Gathering of Intentions—and the lived religious or political concerns of his day. These ongoing tensions underscore the significance of Tibet's elaborate esoteric ritual systems, which have persisted for centuries, evolving in response to historical conditions. Rather than overlook practice in favor of philosophical concerns, this volume prioritizes Tibetan Buddhism's ritual systems for a richer portrait of the tradition
Tibetan Tantric manuscripts from Dunhuang : a descriptive catalogue of the Stein Collection at the British Library by Jacob Paul Dalton( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since their discovery a century ago, the Dunhuang manuscripts have revolutionized the study of Asian religions. Until recently, however, the rich materials relating to esoteric tantric Buddhism have been largely ignored. This volume provides an indispensable doorway into these materials. An introduction summarizes the discovery, worldwide dissemination and general character of these Tibetan treasures. The catalogue entries provide introductory discussions of the manuscripts' contents, in addition to reordering the often scrambled folios, linking them to their long-lost counterparts in other collections, and matching them with corresponding texts in the Tibetan canon. The catalogue includes indices to Tibetan and Sanskrit titles, names and terms, as well as all Pelliot manuscripts referenced. The result is an invaluable resource for scholars of Buddhism."--Jacket
Mount Shasta Community Peace Mural Oral History Project :( Book )

in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Footage of the peace mural dedication, September 30, 2007
The uses of the dgongs pa 'dus pa'i mdo in the development of the Rnying-ma school of Tibetan Buddhism by Jacob Paul Dalton( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tibetan Tantric manuscripts : a descriptive catalogue of the Stein Collection at the British Library by Jacob Paul Dalton( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tibetan Tantric Manuscripts from Dunhuang: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Stein Collection at the British Library (Brill's Tibetan studies library, 1568-6183 ; v.12) by Jacob Paul Dalton( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The Taming of the Demons : Violence and Liberation in Tibetan Buddhism
Alternative Names
Dalton Jacob 19..-....

Dalton, Jacob 1969-

Dalton, Jacob P.

Dalton, Jacob P. 1969-

Dalton, Jacob Paul

Dalton, Jacob Paul 1969-

Languages
English (37)

German (1)

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Tibetan Tantric manuscripts from Dunhuang : a descriptive catalogue of the Stein Collection at the British LibraryTibetan Tantric manuscripts : a descriptive catalogue of the Stein Collection at the British Library