Atisa - Buddhist teacher-popularized Buddhism in foreign lands

Q.  A Pagoda will be built in Bangladesh for which Buddhist teacher?
- Published on 02 Aug 16

a. Atisa
b. Gautama Buddha
c. Nagasena
d. Ananda

  • Atisa, a Buddhist teacher from Bengal lived in Tibet for more than ten years starting in 1038, preaching and translating scriptures.
  • The pagoda for him in Bangladesh includes a pedestal, a tower and spire, will stand as tall as a three-storey building.
  • He was one of the major figures in the spread of 11th-century Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism in Asia and inspired Buddhist thought from Tibet to Sumatra.
  • Atisa's chief deciple Dromtön was the founder of the Kadam School.
  • Atisa is also considered to be a key figure in the establishment of the Sarma schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

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