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The lecture describes the introduction of Buddhism into Tibet in the seventh century, and the extraordinary events which culminated in its firm establishment by the eleventh century.
Talk given in 1968.
This talk is part of the series An Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism.
|1.||Tibetan Buddhism as a major form of Buddhism; Sangharakshita's personal contact with it (7:12)|
|2.||Intrinsic and extrinsic interest; relationship to Indian Buddhism (5:32)|
|3.||The wonder of Buddhism reaching Tibet; differences between India and Tibet (3:51)|
|4.||Historical differences between Indians and Tibetans: i.mystical versus practical (3:24)|
|5.||ii.peaceful versus war-like (3:26)|
|6.||iii.cultured versus rough (2:38)|
|7.||The introduction and spread of Buddhism into Tibet (5:28)|
|8.||King Songtsen Gampo: political, administrative, social and cultural reforms (4:31)|
|9.||Gampo's wives; the Jokhang (the Lord's house) in Lhasa; Tönmi Sambhota and the Tibetan alphabet; first translations of Indian Buddhist scriptures into Tibetan; the Manikabum; paper, ink, the civil law (7:57)|
|10.||King Trisong Detsen; Shantarakshita; Padmasambhava; Samye monastery (11:57)|
|11.||The council of Lhasa: Kamalashila and the Ch'an monk; The Triyana character of Tibetan Buddhism (3:29)|
|12.||King Ralpachen; commission for the translation of scriptures; an assassination (4:13)|
|13.||King Yeshe Ö; bringing Atisha to Tibet; Atisha's reforms and achievements (5:16)|
Total running time: 1:08:54