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Brief Fantasy History of a Himalayan: Autobiographical Reflections
Brief Fantasy History of a Himalayan: Autobiographical Reflections
By: Thinley Norbu
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Illustrated  with color photos published for the first time, this
collage of  reminiscences affords a rare glimpse into the life of an
esteemed  Tibetan Buddhist teacher. The author sets a magical mood as he
describes  his early years in "Snowland" (Tibet) as one of seven
children of a  renowned Nyingma master. Thinley Norbu Rinpoche's
storytelling  alternates earthy humor with poetic sensitivity and tender
sensuality.
Complete Nyingma Tradition: Foundations of the Buddhist Path
Complete Nyingma Tradition: Foundations of the Buddhist Path
By: Choying Tobden Dorje, Ngawang Zangpo
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Chying Tobden Dorje (17871848), a Buddhist yogi of far-eastern Tibet, composed a multivolume masterwork that traces the path of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism from beginning to end and that is still cherished as a main source of instruction by the Ngakpa, or non-monastic practice lineages. This first volume one of six offers a comprehensive, in-depth view of the foundations of the Buddhist path. Written by a lay practitioner for laypeople, it is intended to be accessible, informative, and above all, practical.
Complete Tibetan Calendar 2015, Wood Sheep Year
Complete Tibetan Calendar 2015, Wood Sheep Year
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Complete Tibetan Calendar 2014, Wood Horse Year Featuring Tibetan Buddhist Holidays & Daily Astrological Forecasts with Images & Verses Celebrating Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso.
Cultural Monuments of Tibet  By: Michael Henss
Cultural Monuments of Tibet
By: Michael Henss
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Focusing on Central and Southern Tibet, these two beautifully
illustrated volumes are the product not only of years of scholarship but
also, importantly, of the many visits and field research trips the
author made over the last twenty-five years. Providing a fundamental
work of reference, they include over 1,000 illustrations, most of them
recent photographs by the author, and many rare and previously
unpublished historical photographs, as well as over 100 architectural
plans and drawings. Detailed descriptions and interpretations of the
buildings, art, and furnishings of all major monasteries and significant
secular buildings.
Heartfelt Tara By: Tsulnam Rinpoche
Heartfelt Tara
By: Tsulnam Rinpoche
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This book is a detailed verse by verse explanation of the practice of Tara. Also included is a history of Tara and the Tara text itself in Tibetan, English and phonetics. "By nature, the Noble Lady Tara is Prajnaparamita, the mother of all sublime beings. She took the form of a woman in order to liberate all sentient beings, and give them all the siddhis they desire. Practicing this sadhana or reading her praises has the swift and compassionate power power of liberating one from the eight types of fears, and leading one to the ultimate state of omniscience."  His Holiness Sakya Trizin "Venerable Khenpo Tsulnam Rinpoche is the main Khenpo of Palpung Lungrig Jampal Ling Higher Buddhist Institute and he is a well respected scholar, good practitioner and writer. This book will be very helpful to the practitioner of the Twenty One Taras."  The 12th Kenting Tai Situpa
Illusive Play: The Autobiography of the Fifth Dalai Lama
Illusive Play: The Autobiography of the Fifth Dalai Lama
By: Samten Gyaltsen Karmay
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The Illusive Play: The Autobiography of the Fifth Dalai Lama is an
English translation of the autobiography of Ngagwang Lobzang Gyatsho,
the Fifth Dalai Lama (1617-1682). The work is of exceptional value
because it has taken such care to give a precise chronology throughout
its entire length. Lobzang Gyatsho s autobiography is therefore a
veritable witness to the life and culture of Tibet in the 17th century,
which was a formative period for the establishment of the Tibetan
Buddhist theocracy. In addition, the major events in which he himself
played a pivotal role are presented: the overthrow of the king of Tsang,
the creation of the Tibetan theocratic state with the founding of the
Gaden Photrang government, the building of the Potala Palace and the
undertaking of major diplomatic relationships with foreign powers, such
as the Mongols and the Manchu empire. All these events are either
alluded to or fully recounted in a personal way, so that on reading them
one cannot help but feel the momentous occasions which the author
recounts from his own experience.
Jamyang Kyhentse Wangpo's Guide to Central Tibet
Jamyang Kyhentse Wangpo's Guide to Central Tibet
By: Matthew Akester
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This book has now been in use for a century, consulted and cherished by literate pilgrims from all over the Tibetan world. It also gained the attention of foreign pioneers of Tibetan studies in their search for non-liturgical literature. Akester has revisited the guide, dividing the 200 plus entries in the guide to 18 chapters in the three main regions, each beginning with a translation of the relevant section of the guide and then going through it place by place. In each case the location is pinpointed, the history and folklore summarised in varying degrees of detail, and the buildings described as they were before 1959. This updated volume is for modern scholars, researchers, and those interested in the spiritual history of Tibet.
Ladakh 1974-2008: A Photographic Homage
Ladakh 1974-2008: A Photographic Homage
Jaroslav Poncar
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Ladakh 1974 2008: A Photographic Homage by Jaroslav Poncar is a rare tribute to Ladakh, the "Land of Passes," one of the most beloved landscapes of the Himalayas. Poncar is one of the first Westerners to travel to Ladakh when it was open for visitors in 1974. His countless trips and his love for Ladakh resulted in this retrospective collection of photographs that span more than three decades. This singular volume honours the timeless Ladakh for its proud locals and unforgettable beauty. Beautifully illustrated, with texts by John Keay and Jaroslav Poncar's personal reflections on Ladakh and his photographs.
Noble One Called Point of Passage Wisdom
Noble One Called Point of Passage Wisdom, A Great Vehicle Sutra
By: The Word of the Buddha from the Kangyur, translated by Tony Duff and Sergey Dudko
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This book contains a translation of an actual sutra of the Buddha. It is a very short but particularly important sutra from the Great Vehicle teachings given in the third turning of the wheel. The sutra is important for two reasons. Firstly, it is one of the five condensed sutras, sutras which sum up the five very large sutras of the Great Vehicle sutras the Avatamsaka, and so on. This sutra sums up the meaning of the major sutra called The Nirvana Sutra in which the Buddha gives many final instructions before passing away. Therefore, it is regarded that the Point of Passage Wisdom sutra teaches final teachings of the Buddha in a very condensed way. This sutra is so important that the early Dharma Kings of Tibet recited it daily.

The Profound Inner Principles Karmapa
Profound Inner Principles
By: The Third Karmapa
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With Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye'sCommentary Illuminating "The Profound Principles" , translated by Elizabeth M. Callahan
The Profound Inner Principles delineates the principles and foundations of Vajrayāna practice. Rangjung Dorje presents the nature of things mental and physical and looks at the cause of delusion, what delusion creates, and how delusion is corrected.
Torch of True Meaning: Instructions and the Practice for the Mahamudra Preliminaries
Torch of True Meaning: Instructions and the Practice for the Mahamudra Preliminaries
By: Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye, Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje
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Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye's classic text The Torch of True Meaning gives clear and concise instructions on the preliminary and
main practices of mahamudra meditation. But it does not only teach mahamudra: this book describes vividly what is necessary for any
meditation practice. It is presented here in a new translation that includes the previously unpublished final chapter of Jamgn Kongtruls work, a brief yet inspiring description of the actual practice of mahamudra.
Torma: The Ancient Art of Tibetan Butter Sculpture
Torma: The Ancient Art of Tibetan Butter Sculpture
Produced under the guidance of The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje
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Tormas are a unique form of Tibetan art using butter to create rich and radiant forms, beautiful in themselves and spiritually significant. Sculpted by initiated practitioners with absolute devotion, tormas are a link between the human and spiritual realms. The colorful intricate designs, born from mystical revelations, represent symbolic forms of enlightenment.

This 60-minute documentary illuminates Vajrayana Buddhism through the lens of tormas. Documenting weeks of preparation for the Kagyu Prayer Festival in Bodhgaya, as well as a Mahakala ritual in Nepal involving tormas and sacred dance, the film features interviews with the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa and other Kagyu Lineage Masters.