Laste Library Newsletter
Considered one of the three great scholars1 of twentieth century Tibet,2 Alak Tseten Zhabdrung Jigmé Rigpé Lodrö (A lags Tshe tan Zhabs drung 'Jigs med rig pa'i blo gros 1910-1985) is credited with regenerating many aspects of Tibetan culture at a time of unprecedented socio-political change. Despite enduring twelve years in prison, Alak Tseten Zhabdrung energetically reclaimed his classical education to further transmit nearly all the traditional fields of knowledge including language, poetry, history, astronomy, calligraphy, and Buddhist philosophy.
Original Publication Citation
Willock, N. (2009-2010). Rekindling ashes of the dharma and the formation of modern Tibetan studies: The busy life of Alak Tseten Zhabdrung. Laste Library Newsletter, 6, 2-25.
Willock, Nicole, "Rekindling Ashes of the Dharma and the Formation of Modern Tibetan Studies: The Busy Life of Alak Tseten Zhabdrung" (2010). Philosophy Faculty Publications. 62.