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

Asanga's Bodhisattvabhumi: The Bodhisattva Path to Enlightenment

Artemus Engle, one of the most respected translator-scholars, talks about some of the aspects of Asnga's classic work, the Bodhisattvabhumi, including how it relates to Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva that came three centuries later, how it relates to the Ornament of Mahayana Sutras, and more.

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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

Kalachakra Tantra

12-6_smallThe Kalachakra, or “Wheel of Time,” tantra and cycles of teachings and practices are, on the surface, well known among practitioners and those interested in Tibetan Buddhism. Yet it is considered one of the highest teachings of tantra—a highly complex one where initiates take many years accomplishing the practice. The visualization for an advanced practitioner involves 722 figures in the mandala...

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The 13 Core Indian Texts Studied in Tibet

There are thirteen classics of Indian Buddhist philosophy, still used in Tibetan centers of education throughout Asia and beyond.  They cover the subjects of vinaya, abhidharma, Yogacara, Madhyamaka, and the path of the Bodhisattva.  They are some of the most frequently quoted texts found in works written from centuries ago to today.  Below is a reader's guide to these works.

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AUTHOR EVENTS

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

Kawa Peltsak

Kawa Peltsek was one of the twenty five disciples of Guru Rinpoche. For the full biography, visit his page on the Treasury of Lives site. He is mentioned in many books in English as he was one of the great translators during this formative period.

He was responsible for translating key texts including Shantideva's...

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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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