TB6217/ME6217 - Tibetan Buddhism

This course will trace the development of Tibetan Buddhism through the works of major figures in the Tibetan tradition. Our particular subjects will be, first, the great lotsawas (translators) and their role in the introduction of the Dharma from India into Tibet; and second, native Tibetan scholars from all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism who helped clarify the tradition, including, among others, Rongdzom, Longchen Rabjampa, the Sakya lamas, Gampopa, Padma Karpa and Je Tsongkhapa.