Vajrayana Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhist Beliefs


In common with Mahayana schools, Tibetan Buddhism includes a pantheon of Buddhas, bodhisattvas, and Dharma protectors. Arya-bodhisattvas are able to escape the cycle of death and rebirth but compassionately choose to remain in this world to assist others in reaching nirvana or buddhahood. Dharma protectors are mythic figures incorporated into Tibetan Buddhism from various sources (including the native Bön religion, and Hinduism) who are pledged to protecting and upholding the Dharma. Many of the specific figures are unique to Tibet.

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Title Tibetan Buddhist Beliefs
Last UpdatedFebruary 13, 2021
MLA Citation “Tibetan Buddhist Beliefs.” 13 Feb. 2021. Web. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021. <>