My Mother was a Rock-ogress Yeti Monster: True Tales of Dharma, Demons, and Darwin

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Despite the ridiculous title, I get the feeling this next Savage Minds essay was a little less widely read. This may have something to do with the fact that the technicalities of Tibetan exile secularism and school curricula have less of a wide appeal than some of the other subjects I’ve covered. Whatever the case, I think that this particular Tibetan origin myth and elaborations on it are super, and are a rich example of the kinds of complicated developments around secularization and the preservation of indigenous knowledge that are taking place right now in Tibetan diaspora.

Also, yetis.

My Mother was a Rock-Ogress-Yeti-Monster: True Tales of Dharma, Demons, and Darwin

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