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A Comparative Study of Esoteric Buddhist Manuscripts and Icons Discovered at Dun-huang
This paper examines the relationship of esoteric texts and paintings discovered at Dunhuang in northwest China to the various Buddhist sects and traditions that existed before the later transmission (...
The Lhan kar ma as a Source for the History of Tantric Buddhism
A study attempting to ascertain more clearly which texts, particularly tantric texts, were translated into Tibetan in the eighth and ninth centuries. The author compares several source materials inclu...
Indo-Tibetan Schools of Art and Architecture in the Western Himalaya: The Instance of Ribba in Kinnaur
This paper looks at how Tibetan and Indian architectural styles combined in the Western Himalaya, taking the Lo tsA ba lha khang of Ribba as an example. The temple's structure and sculptures ar...
Small Units in the Territorial Division of the Tibetan Empire (7th-9th Century)
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On the Tibetan Historiography and Doxography of the 'Great Debate of bSam yas'
This article presents some of the problems involved in trying to piece together the actual events and setting of the debate that is reported to have taken place between disciples of the Indian Buddhis...
The Ārya-śālistambasya-ṭīkā: Kamalaśīla's commentary on the Śālistamba-sūtra
This is a study of a commentary on a Mahayana sūtra by Kamalaśīla (8th cent.) and preserved in the Tengyur (bstan ’gyur) of the Tibetan Buddhist Canon. The author has made ...
A Tibetan Antiquarian in the XVIIIth Century
This article looks at the figure of Katok Rikdzin Tsewang Norbu (kaḥ thog rig ’dzin tshe dbang nor bu, 1698-1755) who in his writings displayed a concern for primary source material such as old Ti...
Origins of the Bumchu (bum chu) of Drakar Tashiding (brag dkar bkra shis sdings)
This article traces the history of the Bumchu (bum chu, water vase) which is kept at Tashiding (bkra shis sdings) monastery in Sikkim. The vase is said to have been used by Padmasambhava...
Birds in the Egg and Newborn Lion Cubs: Metaphors for the Potentialities and Limitations of 'All-at-once' Enlightenment
This article looks at the early uses of two metaphors for enlightenment, a bird still in the egg and a newborn lion, as well as later controversies surrounding the use and meaning of these metaphors. ...
Buddhism and the State in Eighth Century Tibet
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