Geoffrey Barstow

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Geoffrey Barstow is an assistant professor in the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion at Oregon State University. He received his PhD in Buddhist studies from the University of Virginia and taught at Otterbein University before moving to Oregon. His current research focuses on the history and practice of vegetarianism in Tibet, including extensive textual research and field-based ethnographic work, primarily in Kham. He is the author of Food of Sinful Demons: Meat, Vegetarianism, and the Limits of Buddhism in Tibet (Columbia University Press, 2018).

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Faults of Meat

Tibetan Buddhist Writings on Vegetarianism
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Vegetarianism is a hotly debated topic within Buddhist circles. This book provides a valuable new contribution to the discussion with translations of thirteen Tibetan texts focused on the ethical problems associated with eating meat, coming from a wide variety of perspectives and lineages.

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$46.95 CAD