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The Religions of Tibet

1st Edition

By Helmut Hoffmann


210 pages

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This book, first published in 1961, examines the old Tibetan Bon religion, the development of Buddhism in India and Tibet, and covers the religious struggles of the eighth and ninth centuries. It also describes the rise of the Lamaist sects and the priest state of the Dalai Lamas, and taken as a whole is a study of the development of the character of Tibet itself.

Table of Contents

1. The Old Bon Religion 2. The Development of Buddhism in India and its Penetration into Tibet 3. Padmasambhava and Padmaism 4. Religious Struggles of the Eighth and Ninth Centuries 5. The Systemized Bon Religion 6. The Re-birth of Buddhism 7. The Rise of the Lamaist Sects 8. The Tsong-kha-pa Reformation and the Priest-State of the Dalai Lamas

About the Author

Helmut Hoffmann

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Tibet

This set brings together a collection of classic works on Tibet. In four volumes, they cover the key areas of interest in the country: its religion, development as a nation, and its contact with the West. Drawing on a great depth of knowledge and research, these titles were written by experts in their respective fields.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies