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

Pema Chodron on Training in Tenderness

Hear Pema Chodron tak about her teacher Dzigar Kongtrul's new book, Training in Tenderness: Buddhist Teachings on Tsewa, the Radical Openness of Heart That Can Change the World

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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

Tsongkhapa: A Reader's Guide

Tsongkhapa

Next year, 2019, marks the 600th anniversary of Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa (1357-1419), one of the most important figures in Tibet, historically and philosophically.

To mark this anniversary, we will be publishing what will be the most comprehensive, definitive biography of this great figure, written by Thupten Jinpa. “This new biography..."

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Chogyur Lingpa

Chokgyur Lingpa: A Profile

Few Treasures of the Nyingma School have left a larger imprint on contemporary Tibetan Buddhism than those of the famed nineteenth century master Chokgyur Dechen Shigpo Lingpa (1829-1870). Since the time of his revelations a century and a half ago, Chokgyur Lingpa’s Treasures have become pop­ular not only within the Nyingma School but also in the Kagyu lineage where they have been actively promulgated by such prominent figures as Jamgön Kongtrul, the Dazang and Situpa Tulkus, and, above all...

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AUTHOR EVENTS

EXCERPT

The Fruit of Tenderness

Training in Tenderness
Training in Tenderness: Buddhist Teachings on Tsewa, the Radical Openness of Heart That Can Change the World

When we carefully and diligently water our seed of tsewa, applying all the wisdom and skillful means we can gather, that seed will eventually grow into a magnificent tree bearing abundant fruit. This is the third metaphor in Chandrakirti’s homage to the tender heart. The fruit manifests as an ever-increasing desire and ability to benefit others.

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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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ARTICLES

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