The Life Stories of Padmasambhava and their Significance for Tibetan Buddhists
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 48 p.
Padmasambhava, Tibetan Buddhism, biographies, Terma-treasure, Tibetan identity
Humanities Philosophy, Ethics and Religion Religious Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-13740Archive number: HRV:D13:1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-13740DiVA: diva2:601766
Subject / course
Sundqvist, Olof, professor
Ristiniemi, Jari, docent