There are thirteen classics of Indian Mahayana philosophy, still used in Tibetan centers of education throughout Asia and beyond. They cover the subjects of vinaya, abhidharma, Yogacara, Madhyamika, and the path of the Bodhisattva. They are some of the most frequently quoted texts found in...
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His Holiness the Dalai Lama has often said that
Tibetan Buddhism is none other than the Buddhism of India in the tradition of Nalanda, the great center of Buddhist learning that was located in present-day Bihar, India.
Many of the greatest masters and...
Mahayana Buddhist philosophy
This article for the Great Masters Series focuses on Aryadeva, the second of what His Holiness the Dalai Lama refers to as the Seventeen Pandits of Nalanda, whose works form the foundation for Mahayana Buddhist philosophy.
Birth and Training
While early biographies...
This article is a reader’s guide to the great Rimé master Mipham Rinpoche (sometimes written Mipam), who reinvigorated the Nyingma tradition in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Mipham Rinpoche’s Life
Relative to his impact, and somewhat surprising...
The following article is from the Spring, 2001 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.
The Main Practices of
the Mahayana Buddhist Path
by Kensur Lekden translated by Jeffrey Hopkins