Sacred Arts of Tibet – Art from the Roof of the World

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Sacred Arts of Tibet – Art from the Roof of the World is a free ebook prepared and edited by Deborah Clearwaters and Robert W. Clark, Ph.D. based on research by Terese Tse Bartholomew and other authors.

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Sacred Arts of Tibet – Art from the Roof of the World is a free ebook prepared and edited by Deborah Clearwaters and Robert W. Clark, Ph.D. based on research by Terese Tse Bartholomew and other authors.

This book describes the sacred Arts of Tibet. It includes the following topics

  • Religious Practice in Tibet
  • Buddhism in Tibet
  • The Development of Buddhism in India
  • Enlightenment and the Buddha’s Teachings
  • Three Paths to Salvation
  • The Bodhisattva
  • Vajrayana Buddhism
  • Bön, Tibet’s Indigenous Belief
  • The Age of Kings: The “First Transmission” of Buddhism to Tibet (approx. 400 BCE850 CE)
  • Songtsen Gambo (618-650), the First King of a Unified Tibet
  • Empress Wen Cheng and Empress Bhrikuti Help Establish Buddhism in Tibet
  • Tibet’s Important Ties with India
  • Expansion of Emperor Songtsen Gambo’s Empire
  • Padmasambhava, the “Lotus Born,” Confronts the Bön Deities
  • Establishment of the First Buddhist Monastery in Tibet
  • Religious Rule: The “Second Transmission” of Buddhism to Tibet (Approx. 850-1000)
  • Atisha (982-1054) and the revitalization of Buddhism
  • Milarepa (1040-1123), Tibet’s Most Beloved Hero
  • The Mongols and Tibet
  • Tsongkhapa (1357-1419), the Great Religious Reformer
  • The Institution of Identifying Reincarnate Lamas (tulku) is Established
  • The Origin of the Name of the Dalai Lama
  • The Fifth Dalai Lama (1617-1682) Becomes Ruler of Tibet, Unites Spiritual and
  • Temporal Power
  • The Manchu Empire

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