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The Life Stories of Padmasambhava and their Significance for Tibetan Buddhists
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Culture Studies, Religious Studies and Educational Sciences.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This works seeks to examine a small selection of biographies of Padmasambhava, the figure who introduced and spread the Buddhist teachings in Tibet during the eighth century. These writings appear to have a function that goes beyond merely recounting the details of Padmasambhava’s life and works. Two of these functions – the transmission of various teachings and support for the Tibetan identity – have been the main focus for my investigation.

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2013. , 48 p.
Keyword [en]
Padmasambhava, Tibetan Buddhism, biographies, Terma-treasure, Tibetan identity
National Category
Humanities Philosophy, Ethics and Religion Religious Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-13740Archive number: HRV:D13:1OAI: diva2:601766
Subject / course
Religious studies
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2013-02-06 Created: 2013-01-30 Last updated: 2013-02-06Bibliographically approved

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