Tibet Mongol Relation Part One
This is the first of Kunsang Dolma’s two-part interview with Telo Rinpoche, head lama of the Republic of Kalymekia, on Tibet-Mongol relations. Telo Rinpoche tells Buddhism and Culture that the Mongol-Tibet relation had begun during Gengkhiz Khan’s era when his grandson Kublai Khan became the disciple of Tibet’s Drogon Chogyal Phagpa. Drogon Chogyal Phagpa was one of the founders of the Sakya Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Thereafter the birth of the 4th Dalai Lama, Gyawa Yonten Gyatso, in Mongolia further strengthened the relations between the two countries.