The 28th lecture in the Great Minds of the Eastern Intellectual Tradition by Dr. Grant Hardy of the University of North Carolina is also the last one I will be showing from this series as it is the last dealing directly with Buddhism.
In this lecture Prof. Hardy looks at the Tibetan tradition, and some of the famous names that are associated with the lineages within that school. It starts with the introduction of Buddhism to Tibet by Padmasambhava in the 8th century.
We then follow the various fortunes Buddhism went through, and some of the schools that formed from various teachers, before it was again reinvigorated by the arrival of Atisha in the 11th century.
We learn also about Milarepa’s life, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, before coming to Tsongkhapa in the late 14th century, and even further up to date with the founding of the Dalai Lama lineage, right up to the present.
As always Prof. Hardy has a way of presenting the material in a very interesting and engaging fashion, is really quite a master of the knowledge he is presenting. Although i haven’t included all the talks that he gives, as they are not all centered on Buddhism, you can still check out the whole course by following this link.
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