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Tibetan Buddhism Beyond the Land of Snows

Padmasambhava, an 8th-century meditation master, firmly established Buddhism in Tibet, the land of snows. Known to Tibetans as Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambhava prophesied, "When the Iron Bird flies and horses run on wheels, Tibetans will scatter like ants and the Dharma [the teachings of the Buddha] will spread to the West, beyond the land of snows."

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