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
b. Gautama Buddha
- 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.