Politics, Power, and the Birth of the Dalai LamaStreaming Video - 2013
Indian Buddhism transformed Tibet from a feudal society to an egalitarian culture that valued learning and religion-but not without a fierce and protracted struggle between vying monasteries. In this program, Dr. Robert Thurman, Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University; Michael Harris Goodman, biographer of the 14th Dalai Lama; and historian Dr. Shagdaryn Bira examine Tibetan Buddhism, the Lhasa/Shigatse power struggle and intervention by Genghis Khan, subsequent Tibetan alliances with Kublai and Altan Khan to contain Chinese political aspirations, and the institution of the Dalai Lama.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c1999
Branch Call Number: EVIDEO ACCESSVID
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (45 min.) : sd., col
Alternative Title: Politics, Power, and the Birth of the Dalai Lama