Tibetan Renaissance: Tantric Buddhism in the Rebirth of Tibetan Culture

By Ronald M. Davidson

How did a society at the fringe of cave in and ruled by means of wandering bands of armed males cave in to a colourful Buddhist tradition, led through yogins and students? Ronald M. Davidson explores how the interpretation and unfold of esoteric Buddhist texts dramatically formed Tibetan society and resulted in its upward push because the heart of Buddhist tradition all through Asia, changing India because the perceived resource of spiritual ideology and culture. throughout the Tibetan Renaissance (950-1200 C.E.), clergymen and yogins translated a huge variety of Indian Buddhist texts. They hired the evolving literature and practices of esoteric Buddhism because the foundation to reconstruct Tibetan non secular, cultural, and political associations. Many translators completed the de facto prestige of feudal lords and whereas now not consistently dependable to their Buddhist vows, those figures helped solidify political strength within the palms of non secular specialists and started a technique that ended in the Dalai Lama's theocracy. Davidson's vibrant photographs of the clergymen, clergymen, renowned preachers, yogins, and aristocratic clans who replaced Tibetan society and tradition additional increase his views at the tensions and alterations that characterised medieval Tibet.

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