CONTENTS:- Preface/Y. Nagano. 1. Introduction/S.G. Karmay. I. Bon and its relationship to Buddhism: 1. The study of Bon in the west: past, present and future/P. Kvaerne.2. Comparing treasuries: mental states and other mDzod Phug lists and passages with parallels in Abhidharma works by Vasubandhu and Asanga or in Prajnaparamita sutras: a progress report/D. Martin. 3. A preliminary comparison of Bonpo and Buddhist cosmology/K. Mimaki. 4. The 'Bon' dBal-mo Nyer-bdun (/brgyad) and the Buddhist dBang-phyug-ma Nyer-brgyad: a brief comparison/H. Blezer. II. rDzogs-chen doctrines: 1. The lo rgyus chen mo is the collection of the Ye khri mtha' sel attributed to Dran-pa-nam-mkha'/D Rossi. 2. Authenticity, effortlessness, delusion and spontaneity in the 'The authenticity of open awareness and related texts'/A.C. Klein. III. Myths and rituals: 1. Mandala visualization and possession/M. Tachikawa. 2. The mKha' klong gsang mdos: some questions on ritual structure and cosmology/A.M. Blondeau. 3. The secular surroundings of a Bonpo ceremony: games, popular rituals and economic structures in the mDos-rgyab of Klu-brag monastery (Nepal)/C. Ramble. 4. Victory banners, social prestige and religious identity: ritualized sponsorship and the revival of Bon monasteries in Amdo Shar-khog/M. Schrempf. 5. Bon, Buddhist and Hindu life cycle rituals: a comparison/H. Ishii. 6. A comparative study of the yul lha cult in two areas and its cosmological aspects/S.G. Karmay.
IV. Monasteries and lay communities: 1. The bla ma in the Bon religion in Amdo and Khams/Tsering Thar. 2. Bonpo family lineages in Central Tibet/Dondrup Lhagyal. 3. The bon deities depicted in the wall paintings in the Bon-brgya monastery/M. Mori. 4. Khri-brtan Nor-bu-rtse Bon monastery in Kathmandu/S. Yamaguchi.
V. Bon in a wider context: 1. Sacrifice and lha pa in the glu rol festival of Reb-skong/S. Nagano. 2. The Indus Valley civilization and early Tibet/G. Samuel. 3. Kharamshing: an antidote against evil/Ugyen Pelgen. 4. Space, territory, and a Stupa in Eastern Nepal: exploring Himalayan themes and traces of Bon/B. Bickel. Indexes.