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A Rñiṅ-ma Text: The Kun byed rgyal po'i mdo
This article looks at the Künjé Gyelpö Do (kun byed rgyal po'i mdo), a tantric Buddhist text. This particular text stands out because its language and imagery are distinctly different from the majo...
Bodhisattvas of the Forest and the Formation of the Mahāyāna: A Study and Translation of the Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā-sūtra
This valuable book provides an excellent overview of the connections between bodhisattva monks who lived in the forest and a clearly discernible current of early Mahāyāna. It is a fully updated work...
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Insight and Liberation in Nāgārjuna's Seventy Stanzas on Emptiness
The article draws comparisons between Nāgārjuna's Seventy Stanzas on Emptiness and the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā (Treatise on the Middle Way, MMK). (Mark Premo-Hopkins 2004-0...
On the Nature of Rnam-thar: Early Dge-lugs-pa Siddha Biographies
The article attempts to give a general definition of namtar (rnam thar) and to indicate how the genre of religious literature compares and contrasts with Western haiography. (Mark Premo-Hopkins 2004-0...
Popular Buddhist Texts from Nepal: Narratives and Rituals of Newar Buddhism
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Religious Syncretism in 13th Century Tibet: The Limitless Ocean Cycle
The article raises questions about the sources of The Limitless Ocean Cycle. Normally attributed to Karmapa Rangjung Dorjé (karma pa rang byung rdo rje, 1284-1339), the article suggests that ...
The Eastern Buddhist
The Eastern Buddhist carries articles on all aspects of Mahayana Buddhism as well as English translations of classical Buddhist texts and works by modern Buddhist thinkers. This unique journal ...
The Rdzogs-chen in Its Earliest Text: A Manuscript from Tun-huang
This article investigates the origins of the Tibetan Buddhist doctrine of dzokchen (rdzogs chen). While both traditional accounts allow for an Indic origin, the article looks at a document from Tun-h...

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