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Songtsen Gampo moved his capital to Lhasa and built a palace on the site where
the Dalai Lama's palace, the Potala, would ... Thus Tsang and 0 alternated as
centers of power from the seventh century onwards, until the 5th Dalai Lama's ...
He converted Altan Khan, the leader of this Mongol tribe, to Buddhism, and
received the Mongolian title of 'Dalai' ... In 1642 the 5th Dalai Lama (161 7-1682)
was installed in the palace of Shigatse as temporal and spiritual ruler of T1bet,
with a ...
All this was some way ahead, however, in the lifetime of the 5th Dalai Lama, who
presided over a larger Tibetan state than had existed since the time of Changch'
ub Gyantsen. In 1 649-1 65 1 the 5th Dalai Lama paid a visit to China, where the
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Samuel wrote Civilized Shamans for an anthropological audience, but the book has become a key text for students of Tibet’s history and religion. He proposes that shamanic influence is greater in ... Read full review
Civilized Shamans: Buddhism in Tibetan SocietiesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Everything about this book on the political and religious history of Tibet is big. A 150-page discussion on the socio-economic developments in Tibet serves as an introduction; the major discussion on ... Read full review
Shamanic and Clerical Buddhism
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Buddhism in Contemporary Tibet: Religious Revival and Cultural Identity
Andrew L. Christenson
No preview available - 1998