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Logic in Buddhist Scholasticism
Logic in Buddhist Scholasticism: From Philosophical, Philological, Historical and Comparative Perspectives
By: Gregor Paul
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Focusing on logic, one of the main aims of this book is to contribute to a more comprehensive and less one-sided picture of Buddhism, which is among the general public in the "West" often reduced to Zen and Tibetan Buddhism. Actually, in Buddhist history several thousands of pages were written on how to avoid logical contradictions and on how to generate logically valid inferences. The contributors include well known Buddhologists and logicians from Austria, Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Taiwan and the United States.

LIRI Seminar Proceedings Series, Vol. 7
Traditional Newar Architecture of the Kathmandu Valley: The Stupas and the Chaityas
Traditional Newar Architecture of the Kathmandu Valley: The Stupas and the Chaityas
By: Wolfgang Korn
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The Traditional Newar Architecture of the Kathmandu Valley: The Stupas and the Chaityas by Wolfgang Korn is the exclusive study of the Buddhist stupas and chaityas - big and small, in the Kathmandu Valley. He describes and demonstrates their various types and site plans with the aid of his own state-of-the-art systematic line drawings.
The big earthquake of the 25th April 2015 has made these three publications very useful and handy for those who are involved in the conservation and preservation projects in the heritage sites.
The Utse Kitchen
Utse Kitchen: Tibetan Cook Book
By: Michael Bright, Dechen Dolkar
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Here are plenty of simple, concise but delicious recipes that can be easily made at home. Michael believes the UTSE Momos are the Best in the World. They can be made with either meat or veggie filling and all the recipes are simple with no expensive ingredients. There is also a section on breakfast and hot beverages. DECHEN DOLKAR, daughter of the UTSE's owners, is manager of the UTSE, a graduate of the Swiss hotel management school and an entrepreneur who learnt the basics of cooking from her mother and grandmother
Antiquities of Zhang Zhung, Vol.1
Antiquities of Zhang Zhung, Vol.1: Archaic Residential Monuments
A Comprehensive Inventory of Pre-Buddhist Archaeological Monuments in the Tibetan Upland
By: John Vincent Bellezza
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A millennium ago, Buddhist domination of Tibet spawned a new civilization, one in which the celebrated Lamaist religions of Bön and Buddhism came to hold sway. The inexorable march of time and the ascent of the new religious order slowly but surely clouded the memory of the earlier cultural heritage. As a result, many of the ancient achievements of the Upper Tibetan people were forgotten. All that remains are preserved in the impressive monumental traces of the region. Antiquities of Zhang Zhung attempts to reclaim these past glories by systematically describing the visible physical remains left by the ancient inhabitants of Upper Tibet.
Bonpo Painting of Protector Deities
Bonpo Painting of Protector Deities
By:Samten G. Karmay
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Bonpo Painting of Protector Deities, Samten G. Karmay, Vajra Books, Paperback, 2015, 62 pages, $25.00
The Complete Nyingma Tradition: Books 15-17
Complete Nyingma Tradition: Foundations of the Buddhist Path from Sutra to Tantra
Books 15 to 17, The Essential Tantras of Mahayoga, Volume One
By: Choying Tobden Dorje, Ngawang Zangpo
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Books 15 to 17: The Essential Tantras of Mahayoga concerns the first of the three classes of highest, or inner, tantras. It presents the entire text of the Guhyagarbha Tantra in Tibetan and English together with the interlinear sections of one of its most important commentaries, Dispelling the Darkness of the Ten Directions, by the outstanding fourteenth-century master Longchen Rabjam. Also included is Choying Tobden Dorje’s rewriting of Candragomin’s inspirational Extensive Commentary on the Sublime Litany of the Names of Manjushri.
Dharma King: The Life of the 16th Karmapa in Images
Dharma King: The Life of the 16th Karmapa in Images
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Produced under the direct guidance of the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, Dharma King: The Life of the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa in Images commemorates the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa's contribution to the practice and study of Buddhism around the world, as well as his preservation of one of Tibetan Buddhisms oldest lineages, the Karma Kagyu. This lavish full-color volume brings together for the first time 1,000 photos depicting the life of this extraordinary spiritual master. His early years in Tibet, his activities to rebuild in exile in Sikkim and India, his extensive travels bringing the Dharma to North America, Europe and throughout Asia are all documented in detail.


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Co-published by KTD Publications and Altruism Press (Drophen Tsuglag)
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Penetrating Wisdom
Emotional Rescue
How to Work with Your Emotions to Transform Hurt and Confusion into Energy that Empowers You
By: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
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In this book, renowned Buddhist teacher Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche leads us through the three steps of his Emotional Rescue Plan. First, Mindful Gap is the practice of creating a safe distance between you and your emotions, which gives you the psychological space to work with their energy. Clear Seeing involves recognizing the bigger picture. Finally, Letting Go is the practice of releasing stressful physical and emotional energy through physical exercise, relaxation, and awareness.
Essence of the Ocean of Attainments
Essence of the Ocean of Attainments: Explanation of the Creation Stage of the Glorious Secret Union, King of All Tantras
(dngos grub kyi rgya mtsho'i snying po)
By: Losang Chokyi Gyaltsen (The First Panchen Lama)
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In this work, the Panchen Lama not only elucidates each step of the meditation in the sadhana sequence but also offers general insights into the practice and its workings.
Included is an introduction surveying the creation stage as presented by the founding fathers of the Geluk school and analyzing the contents of The Essence of the Ocean of Attainments. The translation features both explanatory annotations for the general reader and copious bibliographical endnotes for scholars.
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.
Basic Buddhist Terminology
Nan Don Rig Pai Rtsa Bai Min Tshig = Basic Buddhist Terminology
Tibetan-Sanskrit-Hindi-English
By: Sanjib Kumar Das
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Sakyamuni's Return Journey to Lumbini
Sakyamuni's Return Journey to Lumbini (lumbiniyatra):
A Study of a Popular Theme in Newar Buddhist Art and Literature
By:Gudrun Buhnemann
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This book traces the history of Sakyamuni Buddha's return to his birthplace by examining literary sources in Sanskrit and Newari and pictorial representations in different media, including painting, metalwork, terracotta and woodcarving. It then discusses elements of the yatra which are also found independently in other contexts and finally offers some thoughts on the significance of the theme.
Studies in Buddhist Philosophy
Studies in Buddhist Philosophy
By: Mark Siderits
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This volume brings together nineteen of Mark Siderits's most important essays on Buddhist philosophy. Together they cover a wide range of topics, from metaphysics, logic, philosophy of language, epistemology, and ethics, to the specific discussions of the interaction between Buddhist and classical Indian philosophy.
Studies in Buddhist Philosophy
Tantric Traditions in Transmission and Translation
By: David B. Gray, Ryan Overbey
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Examines how Tantric traditions have developed over time in different cultures
The first work of its kind in an area previously overlooked by Western academia
Features both established experts and up-and-coming scholars from around the world
Training Anthology of Santideva
Training Anthology of Santideva: A Translation of the Siksa-samuccaya
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Charles Goodman offers a translation of this major work of religious literature, in which Santideva has extracted, from the vast ocean of the Buddha's teachings, a large number of passages of exceptional value, either for their practical relevance, philosophical illumination, or aesthetic beauty. The Training Anthology provides a comprehensive overview of the Mahayana path to Awakening and gives scholars an invaluable window into the religious doctrines, ethical commitments, and everyday life of Buddhist monks in India during the first millennium CE.