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Chronicle of the King Asoka as Depicted in the History of Buddhism in India
These accounts of King Aśoka were compiled from Tibetan source material by Acharya Samten Gyatso Lepcha, with English versions by Thupten Tenzing. Both the Tibetan and English are presented. The enti...
རྣལ་འབྱོར་རྒྱུད་ཀྱི་རྒྱ་མཚོར་འཇུག་པའི་གྲུ་གཟིངས། (rnal 'byor rgyud kyi rgya mtshor 'jug pa'i gru gzings/)
This fourteenth-century text by Butön Rinchendrup, one of Tibet's greatest scholars, is a detailed introduction to the system of tantra known as Yoga Tantra. It includes a presentation and discussion...
bod chen po’i srid lugs dang ’brel ba’i rgyal rabs deb ther dkar po
This is a Tibetan history written by Gendün Chömpel, a controversial figure in twentieth-century Tibetan culture. (Steven Weinberger 2004-07-16)
Tāranātha the Historian
In this short article, Templeman reviews the historical writings of Tāranātha (tA ra nA tha), particularly his work on the Siddhas of India, the Bka' babs bdun ldan gyi brgyud pa'i rnam thar ngo ...
The power-places of Central Tibet : the pilgrim's guide
An overview of some of the most important pilgrimage places in areas of Central Tibet. Starting out with a brief history of Tibet to the modern day, the author proceeds to describe the various special...
Introducing Tibetan Buddhism
Creator's Description: This is designed as an undergraduate textbook on Tibetan Buddhism. The general perspective is similar to that of Civilized Shamans, but the scale and detail are mo...
The History of the Sixteen Karmapas of Tibet
This book is a traditional description of the lives of the first through sixteenth Karmapas, written by the Fourth Karma Thinleypa of the Karma bKa' brgyud tradition. The hagiographies are replete wit...
The white annals
This is a Tibetan history written by Gendün Chömpel, a controversial figure in twentieth-century Tibetan culture. (Steven Weinberger 2004-07-16)
deb ther sngon po
deb ther sngon po (The Blue Annals) is a highly-regarded history of Tibetan Buddhist lineages and sectarian traditions. It is remarkable for its ecumenical perspective and comprehensiven...
The Meditating Buddha
The article attempts to clarify an understanding of Dorjé Chang (rdo rje 'chang, Vajradhara). Recognized as the first member of the Shangpa Kagyü (shangs pa bka' brgyud) lineage, ideas about Vajrad...
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