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Biographies of Shariputra and Maha-Maudgalyayana
These biographies of Shariputra and Maudgalyayana were compiled from Tibetan source material by Acharya Samten Gyatso Lepcha and translated into English by Thupten Tenzing. Both the Tibetan text and E...
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...
Digital editions of Butön's (bu ston) History of Buddhism (chos 'byung) and The Biography of Milarepa (mi la'i rnam thar)
Text files (.txt) in Wylie transcription of two key works of Tibetan religious history and literature. 1) bDe bar gshegs pa'i bstan pa'i gsal byed chos kyi 'byung gnas gsung rab rin po che'i mdzod -- ...
Dudjom Buddhist Association International
Hong Kong-based Tibetan Buddhist group of the Nyingma sect. This website contains many historical photgraphs of important lamas from the last century, and full-text editions of their magazine, Light o...
Padma Publishing
Padma Publishing is the multimedia publication and translation arm of a large Tibetan Buddhist community in the Americas, The Chagdud Gonpa Foundation. They have published many fine translation of Dzo...
Robin Kornman: A Work in Progress [The Epic of Gesar of Ling]
This website represents the work of Robin Kornman, who is engaged in a translation of the Tibetan epic of Gesar of Ling. Annotated translations of two chapters of the epic, as well as a glossary of na...
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 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 Light of Berotsana Translation Group
The homepage of a team of Tibetan and American translators. This site does not feature copious downloads of their work. Rather, it is noteworthy because it reveals many continuities between the way in...
Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center
Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center provides an excellent reference resource for efficiently looking up titles for classical Tibetan literature, as well as for looking up Tibetan religious figures; it ha...
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