Audio Download: Indo Tibetan Classical Learning


according to Jamgon Kongtrul’s Treasury
with Dr Gyurme Dorje

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This talk briefly examines the assimilation of four distinct disciplines of Indian origin, which have all contributed richly to the formation of the Indo-Tibetan cultural milieu: language, logic, art and astro-medical studies. Language here includes Sanskrit grammar, poetics, prosody, lexicography and dramaturgy. Reference will be made to the key literary sources representing each of these genres, and their content will be summarised from the perspective of Jamgon Kongtrul’s terse 19th century compilation—The Treasury of Knowledge (Shes bya kun khyab mdzod). Some recent developments within these genres will also be noted, whether in terms of indigenous Tibetan scholarship or practical application.