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Char pa ritual

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Dhondup, Yangdon 


This collection includes ten video files focusing on ritual practices and prayer services of some communities belonging to the Reb kong sngags mang, the community of tantric practitioners from Reb kong. They were recorded in October 2010 in So nag village, Byang chub village, Zho 'ong village, Ko' sde village, Chu dmar village and Dgon la ka monastery, Reb kong, Tongren county, Qinghai province, China.


A tantric practitioner from Dgon la ka monastery performs the char pa (rain prevention) ritual.


Oral Literature, Oral Tradition, Linguistic Anthropology, East Tibet, Amdo, Tantric practitioners, Rituals, Prayer, Reb kong

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World Oral Literature Project

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Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)