Samdhong Rinpoche's explanation that "Since the establishment of Buddhism in Tibet
through royal patronage and initiative, the unique and the famous expression chos srid zung 'brel, meaning the union of Dharma and Polity became the popular expression for describing the culture of state policy" (Tibet 34), can be considered equivalent to the second definition given by Hor gtsang 'jigs med.
Each of these masters, as will be discussed individually, had a special impact on Buddhism in Tibet
Thus, from the beginning of Buddhism in Tibet
and for well over a millenium since, the Tibetan government has been keenly involved in both religion and education.
An article in the British press says that Kelsang tells his followers he believes Buddhism in Tibet
is dead because of the Chinese occupation and that it has already died in India.
A similar distance to the west is Tirthapuri, a sacred hot spring sanctified by Guru Rinpoche who helped found Buddhism in Tibet
Held under December's full moon, the Mani Rimdu Festival celebrates the mystic Guru Rimpoche's triumph over the Bon-po demons, which led to the establishment of Buddhism in Tibet
and the Himalaya of Nepal.