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Decline and Revival of Buddhism in Tibet

Khenpo Tsultrim, resident teacher at the Drikhung Kargyue Buddhist Center in Maryland, explains that Buddhism came to Tibet when Tibetan Emperor Trisong Detsen invited Guru Padmasambhava and Shantarakshita from India to Tibet, who helped to establish the teachings of the Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism firmly in Tibet. After the period of king Langdarma's severe repression on Buddhism, Atisha Depankara firmly established Buddhism again in Tibet.