TIBETAN BUDDHISM

Explore nearly 600 books as well as videos, audio, courses, author interviews, readers guides, and 25 years of articles from  the Snow Lion Newsletter archive, all in one place.  From canonical texts and commentaries by Tibetan masters and their Indian predecessors, to contemporary introductions, there is plenty to meet you right where you are.  You will find works from across all the Tibetan traditions including Bon, Gelug, Kadam, Jonang, Kagyu, Nyingma, and Sakya.

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Ringu Tulku on Confusion Arises As Wisdom

Ringu Tulku explains how His Holiness the 16th Karmapa and the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa charged Sam Bercholz, founder of Shambhala Publications, with publishing Gampopa's pithy text featured in Ringu Tulku's Confusion Arises as Wisdom.

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Kalachakra Tantra

12-6_smallThe Kalachakra, or “Wheel of Time,” tantra and cycles of teachings and practices are, on the surface, well known among practitioners and those interested in Tibetan Buddhism. Yet it is considered one of the highest teachings of tantra—a highly complex one where initiates take many years accomplishing the practice. The visualization for an advanced practitioner involves 722 figures in the mandala...

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The 13 Core Indian Texts Studied in Tibet

There are thirteen classics of Indian Buddhist philosophy, still used in Tibetan centers of education throughout Asia and beyond.  They cover the subjects of vinaya, abhidharma, Yogacara, Madhyamaka, and the path of the Bodhisattva.  They are some of the most frequently quoted texts found in works written from centuries ago to today.  Below is a reader's guide to these works.

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Kongtrul's Treasury of Precious Instructions

layer-12The workshop preserved here was co-sponsored by the Tsadra Foundation and Shambhala Publications and encompasses 5 sessions with translators and teachers working on Jamgon Kongtrul's Treasury of Precious Instructions. Please see our Resource Guide for this collection for the full context.

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Kawa Peltsak

Kawa Peltsek was one of the twenty five disciples of Guru Rinpoche. For the full biography, visit his page on the Treasury of Lives site. He is mentioned in many books in English as he was one of the great translators during this formative period.

He was responsible for translating key texts including Shantideva's...

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TIBETAN BUDDHIST PUBLISHING

From Our President's Desk

Asked by the Vajrayana World blog about his thoughts, he wrote this essay covering all aspects of Tibetan Buddhist publishing:

"...yet, as I survey the landscape of Buddhism in the West through the lens of Buddhist publishing in English, at times I have a lot of trepidation—as a publisher and also as a Buddhist. We have a long way to go. My concerns focus on how we read, what we read, and who is reading—or not..."

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