A Brief History of Tibetan Buddhism

A brief history of tibetan buddhism

A Brief History of Tibetan Buddhism  After the death of Shakyamuni Buddha, Buddhism split into various sects or schools in India and one of the most famous Buddhist historical figures was King Ashoka who ruled his empire by the principle of Ahimsa (non-violence).  Buddhism flourished in India until the 3rd century, after which it experienced a decline as the ruling Brahmins were not thrilled that the Buddha made all of their various innumerable paths obsolete (in a way). The arrival of Buddhist Scriptures to Tibet Buddhism has an extensive history in Tibet. Preceding the spread of Buddhism to Tibet, the … Continue reading