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The Dalai Lama: His Reincarnations

by Sangharakshita

Sangharakshita describes the life of Tsongkhapa and the foundation of the Gelukpa School, and places the Dalai Lamas and Panchen Lamas in their historical context.

N.B. Last few words missing.

Talk given in 1968.

This talk is part of the series An Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism.

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1. Religious kings and scholar-saints (2:54) 
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2. Misunderstandings about the Dalai Lama; the scholar-saint Tsongkhapa (Je Rimpoche) (8:58) 
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3. The first 25 years of Tsongkhapa's life (8:38) 
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4. The Gelugpa school; Yellow Hats and Red Hats; three great monasteries; the Festival of Lights; Tsongkhapa's principal works (11:04) 
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5. The third abbot of Ganden; 'Hubbleganic succession': succession by reincarnation; the Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama; the Bodhisattva Ideal; Tibetan Wheel of Life (9:03) 
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6. Being reborn out of compassion; Avalokiteshvara; Tibetans and the Bodhisattva Ideal (8:47) 
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7. The Dalai Lama as a manifestation of Avalokiteshvara, the Panchen Lama as a manifestation of Amitabha; the functions of the Dalai and Panchen Lamas; the 3rd Dalai Lama; titles of the Dalai Lama; the 5th Dalai Lama; the 13th Dalai Lama and Mongolian schola (10:52) 
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8. The Dalai Lama as temporal ruler of Tibet; a living Bodhisattva (7:09) 

Total running time: 1:07:25