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1 The Tamang Christian Conversion Narrative (cont'd) 1 Lecture 25, 03/18/11 Where we are. .. 1. Talked about "walls of the mind" (preconceived notions) 2. Tamang ethos of reciprocity ("models for") 3. Dorje's narrative – a story in need of context 4. Stories as models for interpreting events – giving frameworks (Khuruwa) Lecture 25, 03/18/11 2 And Khuruwa brought the Dharma A court document from 1874 found in the Timling Gompo: “As it is, my father Ngawang Thele Lama from Paasingtaar had built and been living in a gompo in an area called Lekh Byaabul, part of Tipling village within the Sat Saya Khola region. After he had lived in this gompo for 12 years, the headman of this area, Bude Uli, implored him to move to the village.” 3 Lecture 25, 03/18/11 Coming of the Dharma . . . “The land around Khaadeu Swara was donated from the inheritance of three Ghale brothers. They made vows not to take back the land around the gompo until the snows of the high Himalaya melt away and vanish, until the Black Pond and White Pond dry out, until the black crow becomes white, until rivers returned to their source, and until the mountains and rivers became level.” 4 Lecture 25, 03/18/11 Coming of the Dharma . . . "We will build you a gompo just above the village at the place called Khadeu and give it to you. A lama is needed nearby to perform religious rituals and to stay in the gompo and serve God," he said. 5
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