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History Unwritten

Feb 5, 2021

Trisong Detsen is Tibet's second - and most famous - Dharma King. How did he acquire this title? It wasn't for his military achievements, the conquest of Chang'an or victories over the Chinese. No, he earned the appellation because he solidified Buddhism's hold over the country.

Trisong Detsen is credited with building Tibet's first monastery and hosting a Great Debate there in 792. Today, we cover the religious activities of this most famous of Tsenpos.