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Tibetanska nunnor - en undersökning om deras tillvaro utifrån studiebesök i Dharamsala samt en analys av läroböckers framställning av tibetansk buddhism
2005 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay is a study about the Tibetan nuns and the life they live. I have had the opportunity to visit Dharamsala in north India. This place is characterized of Tibetan Buddhism and it is a centre for Tibetan nuns and monks. Nuns are women who have always fascinated me and therefore I saw a chance to do a study about the Tibetan nuns when I came to Dharamsala. The main question to this essay is: how does the Tibetan nun’s life look like? From this I have chosen three perspectives that I wanted to examine. The questions are: What is the Tibetan nun’s role in the Buddhist society? Which functions do the monasteries vows and precepts have? How does an ordinary day look like for a Tibetan nun? I’m very thankful because of the opportunity I have had to do interviews and visit nunneries. In this way I could make my own opinion on what I have seen. When you see something with your own eyes and experienced it by your own it is easier to create an understanding. The purpose with this essay is to see how the Tibetan nuns live and the conclusion I can take after I have examined the three perspectives is that all of them have a function in the nun’s life. The goal and meaning with a nun’s life is to reach enlightenment and all the three perspectives are a help on the way to reach this goal. What do the schoolbooks say about the Tibetan Buddhist? I have done an analyze on three religion books for the upper secondary school because I thought it would be interesting to see if they mention the Tibetan nuns at all. I found out what I have suspected, as a student you can’t read anything about the Tibetan Buddhist nuns or Buddhist nuns. I think it is very important that the students can discuss why they can’t read anything about the nuns but they can read about the monks. It is important that the students can discuss the problem and why women in general are in the background. With this essay I hope to wake an interest in this question and illuminate this in schools. Of course I also hope that I can wake an interest in the Tibetan nuns.

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2005. , 48 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-52999Local ID: REL C-18OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-52999DiVA: diva2:1101536
Subject / course
Religious Studies and Theology
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