Chandrakirti

Chandrakirti

Chandrakirti was a seventh-century Indian Buddhist philosopher, revered for his interpretation of Nagarjuna's teachings on the Middle Way.

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The Thirteen Core Indian Buddhist Texts: A Reader's Guide

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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The Seventeen Panditas

Image from http://www.rigpashedra.org/ 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 scholars...
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Aryadeva Reader's Guiude

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 vary in detail and timing, traditional...
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Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche: A Reader's Guide

This article is the first in a series of posts on the Great Masters of Tibetan Buddhism.   This series will focus on the lives, teachings, and legacies of various teachers across traditions. While we will mention other important books in English, the focus will be works published by Shambhala...
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SNOW LION NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE

Meditations of a Tibetan Tantric Abbot

The following article is from the Spring, 2001 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only.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 ISBN:...
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