The “First Diffusion of the Dharma” in Tibet
Lecture no. 16 from the course: Buddhism
Taught by Professor Malcolm David Eckel | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses
The "First Diffusion" or arrival, of Buddhism in Tibet occurred in the 7th century under the Tibetan King Songsten Gampo. Over time, Tibetan Buddhism took on the complex institutional characteristics of Indian Buddhism, and also had strong influence on a native Tibetan tradition known as Bon.