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    Unfinished Lives and Multiple Deaths: Bodies, Buddhists and Organ Donation.Tanya Maria Zivkovic - 2022 - Body and Society 28 (3):63-88.
    This article examines an Australian campaign to increase organ and tissue donation for transplantation. It analyses the use of the gift rhetoric to promote community awareness and resources, target migrant groups, and recruit cultural and religious leaders to endorse organ and tissue donation as an altruistic act. In unpacking this ‘gift of life’ approach to organ donation, it explores the convergence of medical and religious bodies and pushes beyond uniform determinations of death to reveal how multiple deaths transpire in organ (...)
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    Tibetan Buddhist Embodiment: The Religious Bodies of a Deceased Lama.Tanya Maria Zivkovic - 2010 - Body and Society 16 (2):119-142.
    When bodies are conceived as permeable fields our physical forms become inseparable from each other and the world from which they manifest. The extension of one’s subjectivity to include cosmological divinities emphasizes the many other bodies which, in some cultural contexts, may overlap and unite with the world. In this article I explore how narratives of a Tibetan Buddhist high-lama’s death and trajectory of lives contain complex formulations of Tibetan theories of embodiment. An ethnographic attendance to biographical writings and teachings (...)
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    Consuming the Lama: Transformations of Tibetan Buddhist Bodies.Tanya Maria Zivkovic - 2014 - Body and Society 20 (1):111-132.
    Tibetan understandings about the bodies of spiritual teachers or lamas challenge the idea of a singular and bounded form. Tibetan Buddhists believe that the presence of the lama does not depend on their skin-encapsulated temporal body, or a singular lifespan. After death, it is not uncommon for a lama to materialize in other appearances or to become incorporated into the bodies of others through devotees’ consumption of their bodily remains. In this article, I discuss how the European ingestion of the (...)
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