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Zurchungpa’s Testament by Dilgo Khyentse

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Zurchungpa’s Testament: A Commentary on Zurchung Sherab Trakpa’s Eighty Chapters of Personal Advice. Translated by the Padmakara Translation Group. Ithaca, N.Y.: Snow Lion Publications, 2006. Hardcover, xxviii + 418 pp. This splendid volume gathers the collective wisdom of … Continue reading

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Tibetan Treasure Literature by Doctor

Andreas Doctor. Tibetan Treasure Literature: Revelation, Tradition, and Accomplishment in Visionary Buddhism. Ithaca, N.Y.: Snow Lion Publications, 2005. Hardcover, 245 pp. The Nyingma Order of Tibetan Buddhism is well known for its literature of “hidden treasures” (terma), which are usually precious … Continue reading

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Tibetan Meditation by Tarthang Tulku

Tarthang Tulku. Tibetan Meditation: Practical Teachings and Step-by-Step Exercises on How to Live in Harmony, Peace, and Happiness. Berkeley, Calif.: Dharma Publishing, 2006. Paperback, 160 pp. Mind training is at the core of Tibetan Buddhism, and meditation is a principal practice … Continue reading

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Tibetan Buddhist Life by Farber

Don Farber. Tibetan Buddhist Life. London: Dorling Kindersley Ltd. in association with the Tibet Fund, 2003. Oversize hardcover, 192 pages. Tibet’s tragic story is by now well known. Since the invasion of this Himalayan country by the Communist Chinese in 1949, … Continue reading

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Tibetan and Zen Buddhism in Britain by Kay

David N. Kay. Tibetan and Zen Buddhism in Britain: Transplantation, Development and Adaptation. London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2004. Hardcover, xvi + 260 pages. Like Michelle Spuler’sDevelopments in Australian Buddhism (reviewed by me separately), this volume is part of RoutledgeCurzon’sCritical Studies in Buddhism Series. … Continue reading

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The Yogi’s Joy by Sangharakshita

Sangharakshita. The Yogi’s Joy: Songs of Milarepa. Birmingham, U.K.: Windhorse Publications, 2006. Paperback, xv + 233 pp. This book consists of edited talks given by the author on that most popular of Tibetan yogi-hermits, Milarepa. The editors characterize this work as … Continue reading

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The Universal Vehicle Discourse Literature by AIBS Team

The Universal Vehicle Discourse Literature: Mahāyānasūtrālamkāra by Maitreyanātha/Āryāsanga Together with Its Commentary ( Bhāsya) by Vasubandhu. Translated from Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Chinese by L. Jamspal, R. Clark, J. Wilson, L. Zwilling, M. Sweet, R. Thurman. Preface by Robert A. F. … Continue reading

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The Treasury of Knowledge by Kongtrul

Jamgön Kongtrul. The Treasury of Knowledge. Kalu Rinpoche Translation Group. Book One: Myriad Worlds. Ithaca, N.Y.: Snow Lion, 1995, 2003. Hardcover, 301 pp. Book Five: Buddhist Ethics. Ithaca, N.Y.: Snow Lion, 1995, 2003. Hardcover, 564 pp. Book Six, Part 4: Systems of Buddhist Tantra. … Continue reading

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The Tibetans by Kapstein

Matthew T. Kapstein. The Tibetans. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishing, 2006. Hardcover, xviii + 360 pp. This general introduction to Tibet and Tibetans is grounded in the latest scholarly research but very much has the nonspecialist reader in mind. Ever since the … Continue reading

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The Teachings of Padmasambhava by Guenther

Guenther, Herbert V. The Teachings of Padmasambhava. Leiden, Netherlands: E. J. Brill, 1996. Hardcover, 231 pp. Although Padmasambhava (eighth century A.D.) is revered as a second buddha, almost nothing reliable is known about him. His Tantric works also have been rarely mentioned … Continue reading

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