TIBETAN BUDDHISM

Explore nearly 600 Tibetan Buddhist books as well as videos, audio, courses, author interviews, reader’s 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

Matthieu Ricard on Progress on the Path

Recalling advice from Patrul Rinpoche, Matthieu Ricard relates how progress on the Buddhist path is a gradual process but with inevitable results.

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PRACTICE CALENDAR

Tibetan Buddhism Practice Calendar

View upcoming special practice days such as 10th day, 15th day, 25th day, etc.  This includes the anniversaries of many great masters including links to resources about them.

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READER'S GUIDES

The Dalai Lama: A Reader's Guide

Dalai LamaHis Holiness's books in English fall generally under two categories: books for general readers who may be interested in what Buddhism has to say about contemporary issues like ethics, science, how the mind works, the environment, etc., and secondly, books specifically for Buddhists on the path. This latter category can be further broken down into overviews of the Buddhist path; the bodhisattva path of the MahayanaTantra; and finally Dzogchen and Mahamudra

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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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AUTHOR EVENTS

EXCERPT

The Chariot of Surpassing Purity

Finding Rest in Meditation
Finding Rest in Meditation: The Trilogy of Rest, Volume 2

Homage to you, O glorious Samantabhadra!

Your nature is the ultimate expanse,
Primordial and perfect peace.
Though free of all conceptual constructs,
It is yet embellished by the kāyas and the wisdoms
Present of themselves.
From this there radiates a myriad rays of light
Performing every kind of action
In the field of those who might be trained.
In joy and veneration I bow down to you
Samantabhadra, sun of love and knowledge—
To you and all the buddhas and their bodhisattva heirs.

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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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