TB401 - Tibetan Buddhism

This course is intended as an introduction to the history and culture of Tibetan Buddhism incorporating the following aspects: original nature of the people and the land and its impact on religious thinking; basics of the new religion introduced into the land; flourishing of the native genius; role of the lama (guru) in Tibetan Buddhist culture; uniqueness of Tibetan Art in the service of the religion; and the growth of the Tibetan Buddhist literature.