Bu-Ton Rinpoche was a native of Central Tibet and lived in the years 1290 to 1364, he thus belongs to the old school of Tibetan learning.
The History of Buddhism in India and Tibet by the great scholar Buston Rinchen grub-pa, also called Budon Rinpoche, is held in great esteem by Tibetan and Mongolian learned lamas. It is distinguished from the work of Taranatha by the plan of its composition.
It consists of three parts. The history proper is preceded by a
systematical review of the whole of Buddhist literature so far as preserved in
Tibet and is followed by a systematical catalogue of works, authors and
translations of all the literature contained in the Kanjur and Tanjur