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Tibetan Tantra at Dunhuang

September 25, 2021 at 12:00 am - 1:00 am UTC+0

“Tibetan Tantra at Dunhuang” by Prof. Jacob Dalton, University of California, Berkeley

The manuscripts discovered in the “Library Cave” near Dunhuang in northwestern China represent some of the earliest materials we have in Tibetan language.  They shed light on both the early period of Tibetan Buddhism, when the Pugyel empire was at the height of its power and Tibetans were first encountering Buddhism, and the subsequent “age of fragmentation” that followed the empire’s collapse.  After a brief introduction to the Dunhuang collection in general, this lecture considers what these ancient treasures tell us about the early Tibetan assimilation of tantric Buddhism in particular, from the late eighth to the late tenth centuries.



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by Prof. Jacob Dalton

The Goodman Lectures

A series of online lectures by leading Buddhist studies scholars

The Goodman Lectures are organized in honor of long-time Khyentse Foundation friend and advisor Professor Steven D. Goodman (1945–2020), whose enduring vision to make academic talks available to people beyond the classroom inspired KF and our friends in academia to share their knowledge and insight with a more general audience.


September 25, 2021
12:00 am - 1:00 am UTC+0
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