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Monks and Laymen in Buddhist Tibet

by Sangharakshita

How orthodox is the Tibetan monastic tradition? This lecture explains the grades of seniority among Tibetan monks, their day-to-day life, and their interaction with the laity.

Talk given in 1968.

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

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1. Four jewels of Tibetan Buddhism, including three levels of sangha (9:06) 
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2. Precedence in Tibetan Buddhism (6:43) 
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3. The place of Tibetan monks in Buddhist lineages (8:18) 
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4. Four grades of monk, up to Geshe (17:41) 
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5. Lamas and Khanpos (11:33) 
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6. Tulkus (4:13) 
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7. Traapas; usage of 'Rimpoche' (3:36) 
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8. The everyday life of monks (13:17) 
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9. Nuns, laymen, and laywomen (11:29) 
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10. Connections between monks and laity (9:03) 


Total running time: 1:34:59

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