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The Kadampa: a formative movement of Tibetan Buddhism

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The Bka’ gdams pa (pronounced “Kadampa”) emerged as a distinct tradition of Tibetan Buddhism in the 11th century CE. The most common understanding of the name in Tibetan sources is that this tradition taught the complete word of the Buddha (bka’) as explained in the instructions (gdams) of the Indian teacher Dīpaṃkaraśrījñāna (982-1054). This is sometimes specified as referring to his instructions on the graded path (lam rim) towards Buddhahood that were later adopted and propagated by the D...

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10.1093/acrefore/9780199340378.013.568

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
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Oriental Studies Faculty
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Wolfson College
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Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion: Buddhism
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2019-10-01
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927287
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2018-10-13

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