UNIT II Unit  Quiz
Study Guide

 

Section I: Matching (10 terms = 20 points)

 

Amitabha

Gyaltsen Norbu

Six Teachings of Naropa

Avalokiteshvara

Hu Jintao

Sixth Dalai Lama

(Baba) Phuntsog Wangyal

Karmapa

TAR

Chadrel Rinpoche

Lhamo Latso Lake

Tashilhunpo Monastery

Chenrezig

Li Jie

Terma

drubnyon

Manjusri

Terton

Fifth Dalai Lama

PLA

Thirteenth Dalai Lama

Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Qinghai

Trulku

Ganden Monastery

Reincarnation

Tummo

Gedhun Choekyi Nyima

Sera Monastery

Wendu

Gedun Drub

Shigatse

Xining

Section II Required Essay (80 pts)

Instructions:  Your essay should be thoughtfully constructed and display more than a superficial level of analysis.  You will be allowed to write on the bottom and backside of the quiz sheet but NO other additional space will be provided or accepted.  

Specific examples to support your analysis is expected (this does not mean simply describing the scenes but also explicitly revealing the meaning).  Your answer must explicitly refer to the book, In Search of the Panchen Lama.

 

  1. Some scholars have suggested Tibetan Buddhism is better understood NOT as a highly centralized and structured religion (in the manner of many western religions) but rather a set of diverse tensions:  intellectual, monastic, politics and religion.  Given the history of the Panchen and Dalai Lamas, the nature of Tibetan sacred gnas, and the varied acceptance of "tantric" practices of Tibetan Buddhism, how is this assessment true (or false)?