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The Development of the Biographical Tradition Concerning Atiśa (Dīpaṃkaraśrījñāna)
This article probes Tibetan sources of biographic material on Atiśa Dīpaṃkaraśrījñāna in order to determine the origin of this literary tradition and i...
The Early Education of Milarepa
This article attempts to piece together the identities of several of Milarepa's teachers before his meeting with Marpa, including a reading teacher, two teachers of black magic, and a Dzokchen teacher...
Correspondence Relating to the Anglo-Tibetan War of 1888
This article presents three letters, two of which are translated to English, written by Kadrung Nornang Wangdu tsering (bka' drung nor nang dbang du tshe ring), who held the position of Secretary of ...
Review of E. Bernbaum, The Way to Shambhala
A review by Nathan Katz of E. Bernbaum, The Way to Shambhala
Review of A. Chand, Tibet: Past and Present
A review by János Szerb of A. Chand, Tibet: Past and Present.
Review of Stephanie Windisch-Graetz, Himalayan Kingdoms
A review by David Ebbinghouse of Stephanie Windisch-Graetz, Himalayan Kingdoms.
Does Tibetan Hermeneutics Throw Any Light on Sandhābhāṣa
This article explores the term sandhābhāṣa as used in the Hevajra-tantra by examining Indian and Tibetan commentaries that apply various principles of interpration...
The 1413 Ming Embassy to Tsong-kha-pa and the Arrival of Byams-chen Chos-rje Shākya Ye-shes at the Ming Court
This brief article traces a Ming mission to Tibet and Nepal in 1413 by looking at several primary sources. During the mission, the envoy, Hou Hsien, had audience with Tsongkhapa (tsong kha pa), in res...
Review of M. Aris, Views of Medieval Bhutan
A review by Françoise Pommaret-Imaeda of M. Aris, Views of Medieval Bhutan.
Review of Kelsang Gyatso, Meaningful to Behold
A review by Nathan Katz of Kelsang Gyatso, Meaningful to Behold.
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