Tibetan Renaissance

Tibetan Renaissance

Tantric Buddhism in the Rebirth of Tibetan Culture

eBook - 2005
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How did a society on the edge of collapse and dominated by wandering bands of armed men give way to a vibrant Buddhist culture, led by yogins and scholars? Ronald M. Davidson explores how the translation and spread of esoteric Buddhist texts dramatically shaped Tibetan society and led to its rise as the center of Buddhist culture throughout Asia, replacing India as the perceived source of religious ideology and tradition. During the Tibetan Renaissance (950-1200 C.E.), monks and yogins translated an enormous number of Indian Buddhist texts. They employed the evolving literature and pr.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, Ă2005
ISBN: 9780231508896
0231508891
9780231134705
0231134703
0231134703
0231134711
9780231134712
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 596 pages :) : illustrations, maps

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