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Jeff Mabry Mon-Wed-Fri. 8:00 am Lost civilization: Tibet Tibet was once the homeland to hostile and fearless warriors, for centuries these people invaded and conquered their neighboring kingdoms. Sitting atop the world in one of the most inhospitable regions they remained safe from any assailants, the Tibetanese were once feared by many until an unseen foe changed their way of life. It wasn’t a massive army, famine, or disease that changed Tibet forever, but a religion that infiltrated the land with miraculous force and changed the world forever. Buddhism is a 2,500 year old religion that began in India with the birth of Siddhārtha Gautama. Gautama sought spiritual enlightenment and swore he would not stop meditating until accomplishing nirvana. Siddhārtha sat under a sacred bonsai tree for many days until achieving nirvana and becoming Buddha. The Buddhist religion believes in samsara or the cycle of rebirth after death. Since the death of Buddha there has been fourteen Dalai Lamas with the most recent being Tenzin Gyatso who has ruled since 1937 and is the political and spiritual leader of the Tibetanese. The Dalai Lama is
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2012 for the course HIST 2111 taught by Professor Wynne during the Spring '08 term at Gainesville State.

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