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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AUTHOR VIDEOS

The Supreme Siddhi of Mahamudra: A Collection of Drukpa Kagyu Wisdom

Hear the Dalai Lama's translator Gerardo Abboud discuss the new translation he did along with Gelong Sean Price and Adam Kane of this incredible collection which Erik Pema Kunsang called "a collection of some of the most important texts to awaken human beings, tried and proven by meditators for more than a thousand years."

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Samsara

An Ocean of Blessings: Heart Teachings of Drubwang Penor Rinpoche

Everyone in this world wants perfect comfort and happiness. Not a single being wants to suffer. If we exert ourselves, we may be able to create a comfortable situation, but no matter what temporary comfort and happiness we achieve through our efforts and hardships, it’s never steady or permanent.

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READER'S GUIDES

Chogyal Phagpa

Chogyal Phagpa Drogon Chogyal Phagpa, better known to the world as Chogyal Phagpa (or Phakpa) is one of the five great founding masters from the Sakya tradition in Tibet. This 13th century master was the nephew of Sakya Pandita...

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Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche: A Reader's Gguide

Khyentse Rinpoche was born in 1910 to the family of Dilgo in eastern Tibet near Dege on the day that Mipham Rinpoche (see previous Great Masters post) was there completing a ganachakra feast offering after six weeks of teaching.   Shortly afterward he blessed and named the infant Tashi Paljor.   Though Khyentse Rinpoche was only two when Mipham passed away, the latter's impact on him was immense...

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PRACTICE CALENDAR

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WORKSHOP

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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PROFILE

Mandarava

Mandarava was one of the great 8th century adepts and was one of the main consorts of Guru Rinpoche. As such a central figure at the time of Guru Rinpoche, she is a focus of many works.

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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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