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'Lama to the King of Hsia'
This article explores the relationship between the Tangut court and Tibetan lamas, particularly those of various Kagyü (bka' brgyud) orders. Toward the end of the Tangut Empire's existence, Ti...
A Problem of 'Synonyms' in the Tibetan Language: Bsgom Pa and Goms Pa
In this article, Wayman compares two Tibetan words, bsgom pa and goms pa. While the two terms have similar meanings in some contexts, they are not always interchangeable. Wayman looks at...
The International Association for Ladakh Studies [announcement]
This announcement outlines the functions of the International Association for Ladakh Studies (IALS) and its previous colloquia and publications. (Ben Deitle 2006-02-03)
On the Origin and the Significance of the Prayer Wheel According to Two Nineteenth-Century Tibetan Literary Sources
While Tibetan sources on the subject are rare, this article looks at two short Tibetan pieces which give accounts of the origin and use of the prayer wheel. The first work, which was written by Gungta...
Tibetan Sciences at the Court of the Great Khans
Beckwith demonstrates in this article that the Mongol rulers favored Tibetan lamas at their courts because of their skill in the fields of medicine, astrology, and letters. The willingness and ability...
Review of A. Klien, Knowledge and Liberation: Tibetan Epistemology in Support of Transformative Religious Experience
A review by Kenneth Lieberman of A. Klien, Knowledge and Liberation: Tibetan Epistemology in Support of Transformative Religious Experience.
Review of H. K. Kuløy and Y. Imaeda, Bibliography of Tibetan Studies
A review by Braham Norwick of H. K. Kuløy and Y. Imaeda, Bibliography of Tibetan Studies.
Review of R. Moacanin, Jung's Psychology and Tibetan Buddhism, Western and Eastern Paths to the Heart
A review by Dan Martin of R. Moacanin, Jung's Psychology and Tibetan Buddhism, Western and Eastern Paths to the Heart.
Two Early Sources for the History of the House of Sde-dge
In this article van der Kuijp compares Tibetan sources for the history of the royal family of Degé (sde dge). Two biographies written by a monk named Ugyenpa (u rgyan pa) in 1295 and 1304 respectivel...
Tibetan Expertise in Sanskrit Grammar – A Case Study: Grammatical Analysis of the Term Pratītya–samutpāda
This article compares the grammatical analysis of the Sanskrit term pratītya-samutpāda by Tibetans during the first (8th-9th centuries) and second (13th-14th centuries) translation periods. T...
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