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  1. Impermanence

    Impermanence

    Embracing Change

    • by
    • David Hodge,
    • Hi-Jin Hodge
    What does it mean that we are constantly changing? How do people confront ideas like death and change? Asked to contribute to an exhibit celebrating the work of the Dalai Lama, multimedia artists David and Hi-Jin Hodge interviewed over a hundred people about impermanence and change in their lives. Their subjects ranged from philosophers, gardeners, economists, spiritual leaders, doctors, and patients. The result was incredibly moving. The Hodges's installation… Read More

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  2. Images of Enlightenment

    Images of Enlightenment

    Tibetan Art in Practice

    • by
    • Jonathan Landaw,
    • Andy Weber
    One of the most striking aspects of Tibetan Buddhism is its wealth of visual imagery. Ranging from the tranquility of a serenely poised meditator to the dynamic energy of apparently wrathful figures, this vivid and diverse imagery often leaves Western observers as puzzled as they are fascinated. Who are these figures, and what do they mean? Images of Enlightenment answers the need for a clear and straightforward guide to… Read More

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  3. Tibetan Thangka Painting

    Tibetan Thangka Painting

    Methods and Materials

    • by
    • David Jackson,
    • Janice Jackson
    Tibetan Thangka Painting is the only detailed description of the techniques and principles of the sacred art of Tibetan scroll painting. It is the distillation of research carried out over a period of ten years, collected during five journeys to Nepal and India, and compiled from some twenty traditional painters. This book presents, step-by-step, the techniques used to make a thangka from the preparation of the canvas to the final… Read More

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  4. She Still Lives

    She Still Lives

    A Novel of Tibet

    • by
    • William A. Magee
    She Still Lives: A Novel of Tibet is an action-love story set in a fictional Tibet of the future. The beginning of the next century is a pivotal time for the Land of Snows. A nascent freedom movement has been crushed by the Communists. Tara Gyatso, beloved Dalai Lama, and her adviser, Mila Lakpa, have been imprisoned. Many years later, Mila Lakpa emerges from jail. He is an aged… Read More

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  5. The Wheel of Time Sand Mandala

    The Wheel of Time Sand Mandala

    Visual Scripture of Tibetan Buddhism

    • by
    • Barry Bryant
    Here is a stunning visual introduction to the artistic and spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism. According to the monks who create it, the Kalachakra Sand Mandala, also known as the "Wheel of Time," imparts peace and healing to all beings and to the planet. Remarkable not only for its profound beauty but also for the intricate process of its construction—a delicate sifting of colored sands into elaborate patterns and… Read More

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  6. The Autobiography of Jamgon Kongtrul

    The Autobiography of Jamgon Kongtrul

    A Gem of Many Colors

    • edited by
    • Richard Barron (Chokyi Nyima)
    Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Taye (1813–1899) was one of the most influential figures and prolific writers in the Tibetan Buddhist world. He was a founder and the single most important proponent of the nonsectarian movement that flourished in eastern Tibet and remains popular today. Two additional texts discuss his previous lives and recount Kongtrul's final days. The Autobiography of Jamgön Kongtrul is part of The Tsadra Foundation Series published by… Read More

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  8. In the Service of His Country

    In the Service of His Country

    The Biography of Dasang Damdul Tsarong, Commander General of Tibet

    • by
    • D. N. Tsarong
    In the Service of His Country tells the story of a remarkable individual who rose from humble origins as the son of a farmer to become one of the outstanding figures in the social and political life of Tibet prior to the Chinese takeover in the 1950s. Dasang Damdul Tsarong (1888–1959), noted as a child for his unusual intelligence and capability, entered the personal service of the Thirteenth Dalai… Read More

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  9. Tibetan Literature

    Tibetan Literature

    Studies in Genre

    • edited by
    • Jose Cabezon,
    • Roger R. Jackson
    Tibetan Literature addresses the immense variety of Tibet's literary heritage. An introductory essay by the editors attempts to assess the overall nature of 'literature' in Tibet and to understand some of the ways in which it may be analyzed into genres. The remainder of the book contains articles by nearly thirty scholars from America, Europe, and Asia—each of whom addresses an important genre of Tibetan literature. These articles are distributed… Read More

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  10. House of the Turquoise Roof

    House of the Turquoise Roof

    • by
    • Dorje Yudon Yuthok
    • edited by
    • Michael Harlin
    Mrs. Dorje Yuthok's frank and fascinating account of life in upper-class Lhasa before the Chinese occupation is also a quiet, dignified description of a noblewoman's status in the family and the community. She moved in the highest government circles—both her father and her husband were cabinet ministers, and her brother served as prime minister. Yet her outlook on life is grounded in the Buddhist practice she learned as a close… Read More

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