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A general introduction to three of the four major Schools of Tibetan Buddhism: Nyingmapa, Kargyupa, and Sakyapa.
Talk given in 1968.
This talk is part of the series An Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism.
|1.||Four great religious kings (6:21)|
|2.||The meaning of 'school' (3:42)|
|3.||What is a school of Tibetan Buddhism? Buddhism and non-exclusivity (6:27)|
|4.||Unreformed and reformed schools (3:40)|
|5.||Some common characteristics; the Triyana character of Tibetan Buddhism; the three yanas (8:34)|
|6.||Successive stages of the spiritual path (2:49)|
|7.||Scriptures: Kangyur and Tangyur (4:27)|
|8.||The Nyingmapa school; a Nyingmapa temple (8:35)|
|9.||The nine yanas of the Nyingmapa (9:30)|
|10.||The Nyingmapa tantras and the Rinchen Termas; the Bardo Thödol (2:57)|
|11.||A definite emphasis on meditation (5:22)|
|12.||The nature of the Nyingmapa lama (8:27)|
|13.||The Kagyupa school; Milarepa and the Jetsun Guru Bhum (6:40)|
|14.||The Kagyupa emphasis on practise; the six teachings of Naropa (2:30)|
|15.||The Sakyapa school; the great scholar Butön (5:04)|
|16.||The great historian Taranatha; the Sakyapas' conversion of the Mongols; consolidation of political power (5:06)|
|17.||The Gelugpa school (2:28)|
Total running time: 1:32:39