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Canonical Literature in Western Tibet and the Structural Analysis of Canonical Collections
Creator’s Description: This study analyzes the relationships between the different editions of the Bka’ ’gyur and several manuscripts collections found in Western Tibet (Ta bo, Gondhla, P...
The Role of the Bodhicittavivaraṇa in the Mahāmudrā Tradition of the Dwags po bka’ brgyud
Creator's Description: The Commentary on Enlightened Attitude (Bodhicittavivaraṇa), which is attributed to the tantric Nāgārjuna (fl. 200 CE), takes the ultimate enlightened attitude (bodhi...
A Noble Noose of Methods, the Lotus Garland Synopsis: Methodological Issues in the Study of a Mahāyoga Text from Dunhuang
Creator's Description: The extraordinary Dunhuang manuscript IOL Tib J 321 is a Rnying ma tantra commentary in eighty-five folios, the Thabs kyi zhags pa padma ’phreng gi don bsdus pa’i ’...
Classicism in Commentarial Writing: Exegetical Parallels in the Indian Mūlamadhyamakakārikā Commentaries
Creator's Description: The Tibetan concept of canon and of schools of thought pertaining to Indian Buddhism presents a way of looking at Indian Buddhist texts which has been predominant in mode...
Recovering a Lost Literary Heritage Preliminary Research on the Wanli Bka’ ’gyur from Berlin
Creator's Description: This article traces the history and provenance of the missing volumes of the Berlin Wanli Bka’ ’gyur, which was described by Helmut Eimer as lost during World War II....
Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies, Issue 5
This is the fifth issue of the Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies, edited by Kurtis Schaeffer and released in December, 2009. This issues focuses on Tibetan canonical l...
Contributions to the Development and Classification of Abhisamayālaṃkāra Literature in Tibet from the Ninth to Fourteenth Century
Creator's Description: This paper examines the reception, development, and classification of the Abhisamayālaṃkāra and its related commentaries from the ninth to fourteenth centuries in Tib...
On the Very Idea of a Tantric Canon: Myth, Politics, and the Formation of the Bka’ ’gyur
Creator's Description: This article explores the myths of massive root tantras of one hundred thousand or more stanzas, which are found in the literature surrounding most of the major tantric B...
Notes on the Co ne Bka’ ’gyur and Bstan ’gyur in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Creator's Description: In 1926 the botanist/scholar Joseph F. Rock (1884-1962) acquired a complete set of the Co ne Bka’ ’gyur and Bstan ’gyur for the Library of Congress (LC) in Washingt...
Guṇaprabha’s Vinayasūtra Corpus: Texts and Contexts
Creator's Description: This essay is a study of the corpus of texts associated with the Vinayasūtra, written by ninth-century Indian scholar Guṇaprabha, and included in the Tibetan Bs...
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