Buddhism Introduced to Tibet

Tibet was introduced to Buddhism by its second king, the military leader Srong-brtsan-sgam-po in 629. His two wives were Buddhist from Nepal and China, he arranged for a scholar to have Buddhist texts translated into the Tibetan language using an Indian model.

      629 CE
      military leader
      Nepal, China

Additional Information:

  • History of Tibetan Buddhism – Wikipedia
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  • Tibetan Buddhism – Wikipedia
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  • Religions – Buddhism: Tibetan Buddhism – BBC
    Jan 14, 2004 – History. Buddhism became a major presence in Tibet towards the end of the 8th century CE. It was brought from India at the invitation of the Tibetan king, Trisong Detsen, who invited two Buddhist masters to Tibet and had important Buddhist texts translated into Tibetan.
  • Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism (article) | Khan Academy
    Unique to Tibetan Buddhism is the institution of the tulku (incarnate lama): Tibetan Buddhists believe that compassionate teachers are reborn again and again, …
  • Tibetan Buddhism | Britannica
    Tibetan Buddhism, branch of Vajrayana (Tantric, or Esoteric) Buddhism that … lost in the country of their origin are known only from their Tibetan translations.

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