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Butön's History of Buddhism in India and Its Spread to Tibet: A Treasury of Priceless Scripture

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This 14th century lively history introduces basic Buddhism as practiced throughout India and Tibet and describes the process of entering the Buddhist path through study and reflection. In the first chapter, we read about the structure of Buddhist education and the range of its subjects, and we're treated to a rousing litany of the merits of such instruction. In the second ...more
Hardcover, 464 pages
Published August 20th 2013 by Snow Lion (first published July 9th 2013)
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Jun 04, 2013 Joseph rated it really liked it
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Buton's History of Buddhism in India and Its Spread to Tibet: A Treasury of Priceless Scripture by Buton Richen Drup is a bit of an unexpected read. The author is a 14th Century Tibetan Buddhist leader and the 11th abbot of Shalu Monastery. In addition to running the monastery, he also cataloged 4,569 religious and philosophical works in writing The History of Buddhism in India and Tibet.

To start, as a history it is not what is expected. There is no date by date structure or mention of dates. T
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