This paper represents a brief study and a translation of a ritual funeral text
dated to the 11th–13th сc. Despite its brevity, the manuscript is a consistent and
complete fragment describing the ritual and proving the doubtless similarity between the
Tangut and Tibetan religious traditions. The very age of the text attests to the fact that
this tradition has survived down to the present day in unaltered form.
On October 2, 2017, at the meeting of the Academic Council of the IOM RAS, Dr. S.L. Burmistrov will read a lecture Analysis of the Yogacari Philosophy in the 9-10 centuries : Paradigm Shift in the Context of History.