Indian Roots of Tibetan Buddhism

Indian Roots of Tibetan Buddhism

Streaming Video - 2014
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In 1991, Buddhist expert and art historian Benoy K Behl photographed the Ajanta paintings in India, an experience that inspired him to explore the spread of Buddhism throughout Asia. In this film, he focuses on Tibetan Buddhist ideas and practices that were developed in the University of Nalanda. Study at medieval monastic universities in Eastern India was based not upon faith but on logic and pursuit of truth and knowledge through intellectual thought, discussion and debate. His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other experts speak about the Indian roots of Tibetan Buddhism and culture, including developing a Tibetan written language to facilitate the transfer of knowledge in the 7th century. The documentary includes a discussion of Indian and Tibetan Buddhist art.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Benoy K Behl Films, [2014]
Branch Call Number: EVIDEO ACCESSVID
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (48 min., 43 sec.)) : sound, color
Language Note: Closed-captioned


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