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<p>The article investigates the contested origin of of the Tsasur (<em>tsha gsur</em>) ceremony. The ceremonies are dedicated to local deities, demons, and low-ranking spirits. Although they are modeled on tantric Buddhist practices, there is some doubt as to whether they are Buddhist in origin. (Mark Premo-Hopkins 2004-03-21)</p>

<p>The preface gives some background information on how the seminar was made possible, as well as extending thanks to those who contributed. (Mark Premo-Hopkins 2004-04-06)</p>

<p>The article looks at the Uddānas in the Vinaya of the Mūlasarvāstivādin verses (MSV). In this text, the Uddānas are verses made up of keywords that serve as a sort of index for the following context. The Vinaya of the MSV stands out from those of other schools because of the great number of narratives and birth stories. (Mark Premo-Hopkins 2004-04-15)</p>