Tell a friend about this talk!

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Google Buzz

other talks in this theme

How Buddhism Came to Tibet

by Sangharakshita

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.

Tracks (click play to listen)

Play All

click play to listen
1. Tibetan Buddhism as a major form of Buddhism; Sangharakshita's personal contact with it (7:13) 
click play to listen
2. Intrinsic and extrinsic interest; relationship to Indian Buddhism (5:33) 
click play to listen
3. The wonder of Buddhism reaching Tibet; differences between India and Tibet (3:52) 
click play to listen
4. Historical differences between Indians and Tibetans: i.mystical versus practical (3:24) 
click play to listen
5. ii.peaceful versus war-like (3:27) 
click play to listen
6. iii.cultured versus rough (2:38) 
click play to listen
7. The introduction and spread of Buddhism into Tibet (5:29) 
click play to listen
8. King Songtsen Gampo: political, administrative, social and cultural reforms (4:31) 
click play to listen
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) 
click play to listen
10. King Trisong Detsen; Shantarakshita; Padmasambhava; Samye monastery (11:58) 
click play to listen
11. The council of Lhasa: Kamalashila and the Ch'an monk; The Triyana character of Tibetan Buddhism (3:29) 
click play to listen
12. King Ralpachen; commission for the translation of scriptures; an assassination (4:14) 
click play to listen
13. King Yeshe Ö; bringing Atisha to Tibet; Atisha's reforms and achievements (5:17) 


Total running time: 1:09:02

close