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Places of Pilgrimage in Thag (Thakkhola)
This article presents several Tibetan texts, along with English translations, concerning the area of Thag (in present day Mustang District) in Northern Nepal. Snellgrove's introduction briefly conside...
A Pilgrim's Guide to the Hidden Land of Sikkim Proclaimed as a Treasure by Rig 'dzin rgod kyi ldem 'phru can
This is an English translation of the treasure text (gter ma) Rdo rje nyi ma’i gnas yig gsang ba’i dkar chag. The text gives fantastic accounts of the creation of the sacred sites in...
Bodhisattvas of the Forest and the Formation of the Mahāyāna: A Study and Translation of the Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā-sūtra
This valuable book provides an excellent overview of the connections between bodhisattva monks who lived in the forest and a clearly discernible current of early Mahāyāna. It is a fully updated work...
How Ajātaśatru Was Reformed: The Domestication of "Ajase" and Stories in Buddhist History
Creator’s Description: Ajātaśatru is famous in Buddhist literature for having killed his father, Bimbisāra, in order to come to the throne. This study traces the development of this stor...
Visions of Unity: The Golden Pandita Shakya Chokden’s New Interpretation of Yogācāra and Madhyamaka
Creator’s Description: This book focuses on the novel interpretation of Yogācāra and Madhyamaka by the controversial Tibetan thinker Shakya Chokden. It explores his thought within the broa...
Jamgön Mipam: His Life and Teachings
Creator's Description: this book is an introduction to Buddhist thought and practice in Tibet through the window of Mipam ('ju mi pham rgya mtsho, 1846-1912). This book was written with undergr...
H.H. Khenpo Jigme Phuntsho: A Tribute and a Translation
This article recalls the life and activities of Khenpo Jikmé Püntsok (mkhan po 'jigs med phun tshogs) (1932-2003), a Buddhist scholar and treasure revealer (gter ston) of the Nyingma (rnying ma) tra...
The Tantra 'A Vessel of Bdud Rtsi,' a Bon Text
A translation of a Bön (bon) Mother Tantra. The Tibetan title is Bdud rtsi bum pa'i rgyud, and it is found in the third volume of the Collected tantras of Bon (Bka' 'gyur rgyud sde'i...
The Hagiography of Nāgārjuna
A translation of a biography (rnam thar) of the Indian Buddhist saint Nāgārjuna written by Gelong Möndrup Sherap (dge slong smon drub shes rab). The original Tibetan is given, followed by th...
A Short Note on Bhutan and the Bhutanese
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