Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Talk by Bodleian Tibetan Collection librarian

On 1st July (tomorrow!) 
@ The Buddhist Society, London,
at 6.30 pm

The Origins of the Reincarnate Lamas 

Tradition in Central Asia


"One of the prominent features of the Tibetan Buddhist traditions of Central Asia and the Himalayan regions, suffusing social and political self-organization in those regions for almost a thousand years, are the ‘tulkus’ (sprul sku), known in English as reincarnate lamas or Living Buddhas. 
This talk will look at the beginnings of this tradition, and in particular the life and times of one of the primary originators of the reincarnate lama tradition, 
Karma Pakshi (1204/6-1283 CE), 
who was Buddhist teacher to two Mongol emperors in China"

website details @ this link


  1. Wow. Awesome article. Please do more articles like this in the future. Very informational and knowledgeable. I will expect more from you in the future. For now i will just bookmark your page and surely I'm gonna come back later to read more. Thank you to the writer!


  2. Very interesting,
    But i would like to know more about 2nd Karmapa Pakshi, who was the prodigy in Tibetan Buddhism.