Jamspal

TB401 - Tibetan Buddhism

1st Semester, Academic Year 2012/2013 (July 09- November 10, 2012)

Prof. Dr. Lozang Jamspal

This course is intended as an introduction to the history and culture of Tibetan Buddhism incorporating the following aspects: original nature of the people and the land and its impact on religious thinking; basics of the new religion introduced into the land; flourishing of the native genius; role of the lama (guru) in Tibetan Buddhist culture; uniqueness of Tibetan Art in the service of the religion; and the growth of the Tibetan Buddhist literature.

ME6217 - Tibetan Buddhism

1st Semester, Academic Year 2012/2013 (July 09- November 10, 2012)

Prof. Dr. Lozang Jamspal

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.