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IJSSH 2024 Vol.14(3): 110-117
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2024.14.3.1202

The Tibetan Renaissance and Tantric Buddhism

Yalong You

Abingdon School, Park Rd, Abingdon OX14 1DE, UK
Email: david.you@abingdon.org.uk
Manuscript received September 3, 2023; revised October 8, 2023; accepted February 27, 2024; published May 31, 2024.

Abstract—The renaissance of Tibetan Buddhism in the Middle Ages was a period of characterized by the unprecedented and fervent changes in religion and politics. This process is characterized by complexities of various kinds: first, the anachronisms and biases of the surviving primary sources: second, the multiplicity of Buddhist scriptures and practices that made their way to Tibet from surrounding regions, and, even more importantly, the subsequent innovations within Tibet, all of which contributed to an often fractious religious landscape; third, the extended political fragmentation, which presented challenges for Buddhist monks and teachers who needed to seek patronage through diplomatic means, as well as the opportunities for political powers to try to transcend their limited power by recruiting support from Buddhist communities. 

Keywords—Tibet, Buddhism, religions, politics, power


Cite: Yalong You, "The Tibetan Renaissance and Tantric Buddhism," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 110-117, 2024.

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