Overview for Ladakh Buddhist Culture and Tradition
Ladakh is one of the remote region of Jammu & Kashmir State in India. Its people were negelected in the past due to the inaccessible terrain and inhospitable climatic conditions. However, Buddhist Yogis (Tib. Rnal-byor-pas-rGod-tsang-pa, stag0tsang-ras-pa etc. Indian Acharyas-Padmasambhava and Naropa and Rinpoches of Geluk, Saskya, Nyingma and Ka'gyud tradition have made their valuable contribution for the preservation of Buddhist culture and tradition. The Naropa came in Zanskar, Phokar dzong near Shargol and rgod-tsang above Hemis monastery in the high mountain ranges are such hermits where these great siddhas meditated years together. Author who came in Ladakh 1981, visited many such places. The present document is based upon the work, and a study over a long period of his stay in Ladakh. This book thus, a multidisciplinary approach to study Ladakhi culture and tradition, and would be useful for tourists, research scholars and those who are interested in Ladakhi Buddhist Culture.
Prem Singh Jina (Author)
Dr. Prem Singh Jina a, Ph.D. in Economics, from Kumaum University, Nainital, he has also done short-term courses in Animal Husbandry, Agronomy, Horticulture and Mushroom Production from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar. Dr. Jina started his professional career at the Central Buddhist Studies, Leh, Ladakh in 1981, as a Lecturer in Economics. HE has written several book on Ladakh Himalaya and has presented 13 papers at International and 20 papers at National Conferences. More than 40 radio talks by him on different aspects of Ladakh have also been broadcast. He was made the Indian Council of Historical Research Fellow in 1996-97. The American Biographical Institute, USA, selected him for the International Directory of Distinguished Leadership, and nominated him for the award of â€˜Man of the Year-1998â€™. Presently, he is Professor at Central Institute of Buddhist Studies Leh, Ladakh.