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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...
Tibetan Buddhism at Wutai Shan in the Qing: The Chinese-language Register
Creator's Description: In contrast to the few anti-Tibetan Buddhist statements preserved in the Confucian-dominated historiography of the Qing court, this essay demonstrates the generosity and ...
Tibetan Poetry on Wutai Shan
Creator's Description: Throughout the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries authors from the Tibetan tradition of Buddhism composed numerous poems on Five-Peaked Mountain (Wutai shan)....
Bla brang Monastery and Wutai Shan
Creator's Description: This article explores the connections between Labrang Monastery and Wutai Shan. It shows that in addition to seeking the benefits of Wutai Shan’s religious qualities, t...
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...
Drepung: An Introduction
George Dreyfus' introduction to the history, structure, and scholastic life of Drepung Monastery in Lhasa, which during the last century was the largest monastery in the world. (Steven Weinberger 2011...
The Buddhist Forum
Creator's Description: The Buddhist Forum was first published by the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (issues numbered 1 through 5), and by the Institute of Buddhist...
Bronzes of the Ancient Buddhist Kingdom of Gilgit: A Lecture by Oskar von Hinüber
Video of a lecture on bronzes of the ancient Buddhist kingdom of Gilgit (an important city on the silk road, in the Baltistan region of current Pakistan) by Oskar von Hinüber at the Metropolitan Muse...
Tibetan Monastic Education
George Dreyfus' introduction to the Tibetan monastic education system, discussing such topics as memorization, commentary, the educational curriculum, the theory and practice of debate, the schedule o...
An Introduction to Drepung’s Colleges
George Dreyfus' introduction to the institutional structure of Drepung Monastery in Lhasa, which during the last century was the largest monastery in the world. (Steven Weinberger 2011-12-22)
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