Recent Books on Buddhist History


Entering the Path

The hinayana path is the foundation of the Buddhist teachings. To enter the path of Buddhist practice, one must start here. Based on training in mindfulness and awareness and in cultivating a deeper understanding of one’s own mind, the hinayana is what allows us to take delight in our everyday life just as it is.

Taught by: Judith L. Lief

Discovering the Relaxed Mind

Learn a seven-step meditation practice, concisely and practically adapted from the meditation techniques of three major Buddhist traditions—Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana—which Tibetan Buddhism knits into a seamless whole.

Taught by: Dza Kilung Rinpoche


Articles

The Treasury of Knowledge Resource Guide

Explore the Treasury of Knowledge > Home Page of the Work...

Continue Reading >>

Tibetan Buddhist Books in 2021: A Review

See our other Year in Review Guides: Theravada/Pali/Insight | Chan, Zen, Mahayana | Tibetan Buddhism...

Continue Reading >>

The Return of the Buddha in Mahaprajapati’s Life

After a rapid exchange of messages, his son—now the Buddha—makes the long trek home, accompanied by a retinue of more than five hundred monks. Joyfully anticipating his son’s arrival, the king...

Continue Reading >>

Pure Land Origins in China

The White Lotus Society An excerpt from Pure Land. It is very difficult to identify a precise moment when Buddhism first entered China. Stories and legends abound, and it is unlikely we will ev...

Continue Reading >>

See All Articles


Videos


Currently there are no upcoming events in this category. Check out all of our events below.

Snow Lion Articles

The Great Kagyu Masters

One year, as the seventh month of the Tibetan calendar was drawing to a close, he was staying in solitude at Chuwar at Drok Menlung when a plague befell the people, killing many humans and animals. On the eleventh day of the following month, as the sun set, a young woman wearing pearl and turquoise ornaments...
Continue Reading

Karmapas: Recognizing a Tulku

The following article is from the Winter, 2012 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here. Adapted from The History of the Karmapas by Lama Kunsang; Lama Pemo, and Marie Aubele. Most of us know that tulkus are recognized...
Continue Reading

The Autobiography of Jamgon Kongtrul: A Gem of Many Colors

The following article is from the Spring, 2003 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here. Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye (1813-1899) was one of the most influential figures and prolific writers in the Tibetan Buddhist...
Continue Reading

The Greatest Blessing: On the Occasion of the 67th Birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The following article is from the Summer, 2002 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here. BY TENZIN DESHEK, NAMGYAL MONASTERY, July 6, 2002 On this very special day, the sixty- seventh anniversary of the birth of...
Continue Reading

See All Articles