Title: CRYSTAL MIRROR VIII: Light of Liberation
Secondary Title: A History of Buddhism in India
Description: Crystal Mirror VIII; Light of Liberation is a comprehensive and accessible history of Buddhism in India based on traditional sources and modern archaeological research. A retelling of the Buddha's life with accounts from Sutra and Vinaya emphasizes the land and times in which the Buddha lived and taught, and 38 maps clarify historical periods and movements within which the Sangha developed.
The CRYSTAL MIRROR SERIES, created under the guidance of Tarthang Tulku, is a unique set of introductions to essential Buddhist teachings from the time of the Buddha to the present day. Titles in the series include: I-III. FOOTSTEPS ON THE DIAMOND PATH; IV. GURU PADMASAMBHAVA AND BUDDHISM IN TIBET; V. LINEAGE OF DIAMOND LIGHV; VI. THE THREE JEWELS AND HISTORY OF DHARMA TRANSMISSION; VII. THE BUDDHA, DHARMA, AND SANGHA IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE; and IX. HOLY PLACES OF THE BUDDHA.
Author: Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Editor: Compiled by the Yeshe De research project and edited by Elizabeth Cook
Illustrator: John C. & Susan L. Huntington
Publisher: Dharma Publishing
Edition Print: 1992