History

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The Council of Lhasa (792-794 CE)

The Council of Lhasa did not take place in Lhasa, but rather at the Samye monastery, which is located 3-1/2 hours away from Lhasa by bus these days. Samye is said to be the oldest monastery in Tibet, built in the middle of the 8th century at the request of King Trisong Detsen (one of […]

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2,600-year-old Buddhist Monastery Unearthed in Afghanistan

Jeff Watt, the director of Himalayan Art Resources, just brought this story to our attention.  A Chinese copper mining company in Afghanistan, the China Metallurgical Group Corp, recently unearthed an ancient Buddhist monastery that is believed to be 2,600 years old.  As Watt states on his site, “The dating may be a little off but […]

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Christian Buddhism in the West

How deeply does our Judaeo-Christian history affect how Buddhism takes root in the West? In a thought-provoking article on Buddhist Geeks, Dennis Hunter examines how Buddhism in the West has fused with the Judaeo-Christian.

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