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 Mandala Principle: Chögyam Trungpa's Teachings on Transforming Confusion into Wisdom

When difficulties arise, the goal of a Buddhist practitioner is to be able to put them to use. In this clip, Judy Lief shares how the mandala teachings provoke us into using energies and emotions as fuel for the path of awakening.

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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

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche: A Reader's Guide

The Pocket Chogyam TrungpaChögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s impact on the transmission of Buddhism to the West cannot be overstated. In the quarter century he spent in the West, he taught tens of thousands of students, in many cases introducing them to Buddhism for the first time. His legacy is nearly impossible to measure, but one gauge is his literary output. Shambhala has published about three dozen unique books by, about, and based on talks given by Chögyam Trungpa, with that number growing still as some of his personal editors, in particular Carolyn Rose Gimian and Judy Lief, continue to take the original audio and transcripts of his teachings and edit them for publication as books.  Amazingly, some of his earliest teachings are still those that resonate most strongly and seem the most fresh and up-to-date.

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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

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Devotion

The Guru Drinks Bourbon?

Most of us think that because we have studied the Dharma for a while we have understood a few things. We may have understood a little, and we may have even had some fleeting experience. If we are aware that this knowledge and experience can always be improved upon and transcended, if we are not satisfied with the little that we have, if we have the courage to let go of what we have and still hunger for more, this is the dawning of devotion.

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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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