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14th Dalai Lama: A Manga Biography
14th Dalai Lama: A Manga Biography
By: Tetsu Saiwai
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A new way of getting to know one of the world's most beloved spiritual leaders.
Featuring a charmingly illustrated format that will appeal to readers of all ages, this unique biography is an ideal introduction to the leader of the Tibetan government-in-exile. Born in 1935 to a peasant family in a small village, Tenzin Gyatso was recognized at the age of two as the reincarnation of his predecessor, the Thirteenth Dalai Lama. In 1950, His Holiness assumed full political power when China invade Tibet-a tragedy that forever changed him and shaped his efforts on behalf of world peace, for which he was award the Nobel Peace Prize. This graphic novel is an appealing and approachable depiction of the life and personality of an iconic figure.
Alexandra David-Neel, Portrait of an Adventurer
By: Ruth Middleton
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This unique biography explores the inner journey of a woman whose outer life was a thrilling story of passion and adventure. Alexandra David-Neel (1868û1969), born in Paris to a socially prominent family, once boasted, "I learned to run before I could walk!" In the course of a lifetime of more than one hundred years, she was an acclaimed operatic soprano, a political anarchist, a religious reformer, an intrepid explorer who traveled in Tibet for fourteen years, a scholar of Buddhism, and the author of more than forty books. But perhaps the most intriguing of all her adventures was the spiritual search that led her from a youthful interest in socialism and Freemasonry to the teachings of the great sages of India and culminated in her initiation into the secret tantric practices of Tibetan Buddhism. This book reveals the penetrating insight and courage of a woman who surmounted physical, intellectual, and social barriers to pursue her spiritual quest.
All-Pervading Melodies Sound of Thunder: The Outer Liberation Story of Terton Migyur Dorje
By: Karma Chagme
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    This namthar is not only the tale of one extraordinary terton, revealing as it does - through anecdotes, letters, poetry, visions and dreams - the deep personal relationship that existed between two great masters: Terton Migyur Dorje and Karma Chagme Rinpoche. It also contains considerable information  on the nature of liberation stories themselves, how authentic tertons and tulkus can be identified, the importance and significance of treasure teachings and sacred places, the nature of the guru-disciple relationship and other crucial topics. The text is further graced with a wealth of stories of many other tertons, prophecies by Guru Rinpoche and other masters, as well as insights into the daily life and times of some the great practitioners of 17th century Kham.
Among Tibetan Texts
By: Smith, Gene
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History and Literature of the Himalayan Plateau
E. Gene Smith ran the Library of Congress' Tibetan Text Publication Project of the United States Public Law 480 (PL480)- an effort to salvage and reprint the Tibetan literature that had been saved by the exile community or by members of the Tibetan speaking communities of Sikkim, Bhutan , India, and Nepal. Smith wrote prefaces to these reprinted books to help clarify and contextualize the particular Tibetan texts: the prefaces served as rough orientations to a poorly understood body of foreign literature.
Amrita of Eloquence: A Biography of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
Amrita of Eloquence: A Biography of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
By: Lama Karma Drodul, translated by Yeshe Gyamtso
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Amrita of Eloquence is a luminous portrait of the life of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, one of the Kagyu lineage's most beloved and revered teachers. Beautifully written by Lama Karma Drodul (Rinpoche's nephew and disciple) and elegantly translated by Yeshe Gyamtso, Amrita of Eloquence describes Khenpo Rinpoche and his life with humor, lyrical beauty, and boundless affection. The book composed in the traditional style of Tibetan spiritual biographies, but is nonetheless completely accessible to modern readers.
Apparitions of the Self, Gyatso Janet
Apparitions of the Self; The Secret Autobiographies of a Tibetan Visionary
By: Gyatso Janet
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The Secret Autobiographies of a Tibetan Visionary- Apparitions of the Self , is a groundbreaking investigation into what is known in Tibetan as " secret biography." an exceptional, rarely studied literary genre that presents a personal exploration of intimate religious experiences. In this volume Janet Gyatso focuses on the outstanding pair of secret biographies by the famed Tibetan visionary, Jigme Lingpa(1730-1798). whose poetic and self-conscious writings are as much about the nature of his own identity,memory and the undecidabilities of autobiographical truth as they are narrations of the actual content of his experiences.
Autobiography of a Tibetan Monk
By: Palden Gyatso
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“My story is not a glamorous one of high lamas and exotic ritual, but of how a simple monk succeeded in surviving the destructive forces of a totalitarian ideology.”
These are the words of Palden Gyatso, and his story in an unforgettable journey into the heart of Tibet and an enduring testimony to the strength of the human spirit and its quest for freedom.
Autobiography of Jamgon Kongtrul
Autobiography of Jamgon Kongtrul: A Gem of Many Colors
By: Jamgon Kongtrul
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This much-awaited first English translation of Jamgon Kongtrul's autobiography is refreshingly real. In addition to its inspirational value, kongtrul's story is a rich source of information on the religion, culture, and political climate of Tibet during his times.
Before He Was Buddha: The Life of Siddhartha
By: Hammalawa Saddhatissa
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This personal portrayal of Buddha presents him first as a boy named Siddhartha, then as a man who leaves home in search of truth, and finally as an elderly teacher. Unlike reverential biographies that treat him as a distant, divine figure, Before He Was Buddha presents a person in search of the secrets of life.
Biographical Scripture of King Asoka
By: Rongxi, Li, Tr.
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In spite of the legendary style of the presentation, this biographical work, of which the original Sanskrit text is little known, gives accounts of the major events in the life of King Asoka that are historically verifiable through comparative studies of reliable written records and arch'ological findings. Although the exact date of the original text is unascertainable, it may be said that it was composed no earlier than 184 B.C.
Biographies of Rechung-pa : The Evolution of a Tibetan Hagiography
Peter Roberts
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Rechung-pa (1084-1161) is a Tibetan folk-hero whose biography is one of the most well-known literary works in Tibet. This book traces the life story of the student of the famous teacher Milarepa using rare and little-known manuscripts. The author compares significant episodes in the life of Rechung-pa as portrayed in a succession of texts and thus demonstrates the evolution of Rechung-pa's biography. This is the first survey of the surviving literature which includes a detailed analysis of their dates, authorship and interrelationships. It shows how Rechung-pa was increasingly portrayed as a rebellious, volatile and difficult pupil, as a lineage from a fellow-pupil prospered to become dominant in Tibet.
Biographies of Rechung-pa
Biographies of Rechung-pa: The Evolution of a Tibetan Hagiography (Paperback)
Peter Roberts
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Rechung-pa (1084-1161) is a Tibetan folk-hero whose biography is one of the most well-known literary works in Tibet. This book traces the life story of the student of the famous teacher Milarepa using rare and little-known manuscripts. The author compares significant episodes in the life of Rechung-pa as portrayed in a succession of texts and thus demonstrates the evolution of Rechung-pa's biography. This is the first survey of the surviving literature which includes a detailed analysis of their dates, authorship and interrelationships. It shows how Rechung-pa was increasingly portrayed as a rebellious, volatile and difficult pupil, as a lineage from a fellow-pupil prospered to become dominant in Tibet.
Biography of Eighty Four Saints, Sanskrit and Tibetan Text
By: Abhayadatta Sri
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Biography of Eighty Four Saints(Mahasiddhas), Grub Thob brGyad Cu rTsa bZhi'i Lo rGyud,

གྲུབ་ཐོབ་བརྒྱད་ཅུ་རྩ་བཞིའི་ལོ་རྒྱུད།
Acarya Abhayadatta Sri, Hardcover, CIHTS, $35.00

Biography of Indian Buddhist Acharyas
Biography of Indian Buddhist Acharyas (In Tibetan, Hindi , and English) tr. & ed. by Sanjib Kumar Das
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Biography of Indian Buddhist Acharyas (In Tibetan, Hindi , and English) tr. & ed. by Sanjib Kumar Das,  Paperback, 496 pp.
Biography of Pha 'Brug-sgom Zhig-po called The Current of Compassion
By: Yonten Dargye & P.K. Sorensen
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The biography of Pha 'Brug-sgom Zhig-po called the current of compassion; Rdo-rje-gdan-pa Mi-pham-tshe-dban-bstan-dzin ; translated by Yonten Dargye & P.K. Srensen
Thimphu, Bhutan : National Library,
Biography of the Great Yogi Milarepa
Biography of the Great Yogi Milarepa (Tibetan Only)
By: Tsang Nyon Heruka
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rNal 'Byor Gyi dBang Chug Dam Pa rJe bTsun Mi La Ras Pa'i rNam Thar Pa,
རྣལ་འབྱོར་གྱི་དབང་ཆུག་དམ་པ་རྗེ་བཙུན་མི་ལ་རས་པའི་རྣམ་ཐར་པ།
Biography of the Great Yogi Milarepa, The Guide to Deliverance and Omniscience, Tsang Nyon Heruka, Edited by Ramesh Chandra Negi, Hardcover, CIHTS, 479 pp. $30.00
Blazing Splendor, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
Blazing Splendor
By: Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
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With unsurpassed honesty and humility Tulku Urgyen offers an intimate glimpse into the remarkable reality of a tulku (a reincarnated master) as well as an in-depth portrait of the lost culture of old Tibet. Intimate in tone, Tulku Urgyen originally shared these tales with his closest Western students, over more than a decade. Here they have been organized into a sweeping account that describes a world where miracles, mystery, and deep insight are the order of the day. From a fresh, eye-opening perspective he describes the lives of some of the most realized and genuine spiritual practitioners of 20th century Tibet.
Book of Tibetan Elders
By: Johnson, Sandy
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The Life Stories and Wisdom of the Great Spiritual Masters of Tibet

Sandy Johnson traveled the world to gather the life stories and teachings of Tibetan doctors, the state oracle, the great women masters -- the entire range of the culture. here her journey unfolds in vivid details, as she shares the powerful stories and remarkable secrets of teachers and doctors, told in their own voices. The Book of Tibetan Elders is an unprecedented chronicle of some of the world's most precious wisdom, and a rare documentation of a group of spiritual teachers on the brink of extinction.
Brilliant Moon: The Autobiography of Dilgo Khyentse
Brilliant Moon: The Autobiography of Dilgo Khyentse (Paperback)
By: Dilgo Khyentse / Ani Jinba
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Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910 - 1991) was one of the most respected and influential Tibetan Buddhist teachers of our age. There was something remarkable about his presence that impressed everyone who met him a quality of mind that comes across even in photographs. Here is his memoir of a remarkable life of study, teaching, and solitary retreat, told with a wealth of anecdotes and stories. It will be an inspiration to the readers of his numerous books as well as to all Buddhist practitioners, who will welcome this rare opportunity to hear the experiences of a highly realized being in his own words. The book also provides an authentic view of Tibetan culture and of the hardships endured by the Tibetans after the Chinese takeover.The second half of the book is a treasury of recollections about Khyentse Rinpoche by his wife; his grandson and heir, Sechen Rabjam Rinpoche; and other lamas and friends who knew him well.
Buddha
By: Karen Armstrong
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Many know the Buddha only from seeing countless serene, iconic images. But what of the man himself and the world he lived in? What did he actually do in his roughly eighty years on earth that spawned one of the greatest religions in world history? Armstrong tackles these questions and more by examining the life and times of the Buddha in this engrossing philosophical biography.
Buddha from Dolpo
Buddha from Dolpo
By: Cyrus Stearns
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The Buddha from Dolpo is a revised and enlarged edition of the only book about the most controversial Buddhist master in the history of Tibet, Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen (1292-1361), who became perhaps the greatest Tibetan expert of the Kalacakra, or Wheel of Time, a vast system of tantric teachings. Based largely on esoteric Buddhist knowledge from the legendary land of Shambhala, Dolpopa's insights have profoundly influenced the development of Tibetan Buddhism for more than 650 years.
Buddha's Lions
Buddha's Lions, The Lives of The Eighty - Four Siddhas
By: Abhayadatta
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From farmers and wood-gatherers to royal ministers, scholars, and kings, the great siddhas, bearers of enlightened knowledge, came from widely divergent backgrounds. Yet each found within their way of life the keys to realization. Abhayadatta's account of eighty-four great siddhas offers insight into the Vajrayana, the path that transforms ordinary experiences into oportunities for awakening.
Buddha: Story of an Awakened Life
By: David Kherdian
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Buddha: Story of an Awakened Life
By: David Kherdianle Way,” philosophy. It sparked controversy immediately upon its publication and continues to do so today.
Bunny Buddhism: Hopping Along the Path to Enlightenment <br> By: Krista Lester
Bunny Buddhism: Hopping Along the Path to Enlightenment
By: Krista Lester
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When I learned that some of my humble Bunny Buddhism tweets were going to become a book, I was overjoyed. It was a strange feeling and one I didnt know how to handle. I had struggled with crippling depression and anxiety for most of my life, and yet here I was, wanting to sing and dance and shout from mountaintops that something wonderful had happened to of all people ME. But then, as it often does, the unexpected occurred.
Chariot of the Fortunate: The Life of the First Yongey Mingyur
By: Je Tukyi Dorje, Surmang Tendzin Rinpoche & Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye
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In all the religions of this world there have appeared extraordinary individuals who have embodied the wisdom and goodness of their tradition while transcending the status quo of its institutions. These holy men and women capture our hearts in a special way because their lives challenge us to think 'out of the box' of our often sleepy and lackluster faith. Their every deed and word awakens what is best within each of us. Yongey Mingyur Dorje Drakpo Nuden Tsal, who was born in 1628, was such a person.
Chogyam Trungpa; His Life and Vision (Hardcover)
By: Fabrice Midal
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This biography presents a wealth of anecdotes from Trungpa's life, excerpts from unpublished talks, reminiscences by those closest to him, and facts from the archive that preserves his legacy—all making the book a treasure chest of insights and teachings not found in any other book published so far.
Chogyam Trungpa; His Life and Vision (Paperback)
By: Fabrice Midal
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This biography presents a wealth of anecdotes from Trungpa's life, excerpts from unpublished talks, reminiscences by those closest to him, and facts from the archive that preserves his legacy—all making the book a treasure chest of insights and teachings not found in any other book published so far.
Chronicles of Love and Death: My Years with the Lost Spiritual King of Bhutan
Chronicles of Love and Death: My Years with the Lost Spiritual King of Bhutan
By: Norma Levine
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This is a true story of a spiritual journey and the incredible but all too human love between a Western woman and a high reincarnate lama, the spiritual king of Bhutan. It is neither biography nor autobiography. It is a play that arose and disappeared like an illusion; a magical display of comedy and tragedy, history, romance, and transcendence.

Clear Mirror: The Visionary Autobiography of a Tibetan Master
Clear Mirror: The Visionary Autobiography of a Tibetan Master
By: Traktung Dudjom Lingpa; translated by Chonyi Drolma
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Personal memoirs are not uncommon in Tibetan Buddhism, but A Clear Mirror offers an unusual variation: three levels of spiritual teachings, conveying outer, inner, and subtle aspects of wisdom, that give readers full access to the rich life of one of Vajrayana Buddhisms most respected figures. Dudjom Lingpa (1835-1904) was a Tibetan visionary and Great Perfection master, or terton, a revealer of spiritual treasures called terma hidden in the Earth and in the minds of disciples.
Cloud of Nectar: The Life and Liberation of Nyagla Pema Dudul <br> By: Yeshe Dorje
Cloud of Nectar: The Life and Liberation of Nyagla Pema Dudul
By: Yeshe Dorje
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The Cloud of Nectar is Oriol Aguilar's annotated translation of the biography of Nyagla Pema Ddul, a 19th century master, terton, and well-known exponent of the practice and realization of Total Perfection (Dzogchen) written by Yeshe Dorje.

Compendium of Chief Kagyu Masters
Compendium of Chief Kagyu Masters
By: Dr. C.T. Dorje
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Contents:
I. Introduction
II. Vajradhara
III. Tilopa
IV. Naropa
V. Marpa
VI. Mila
VII. Gampopa
VIII. Thatsapa
IX. Naphupa
X. Palden Drukpa

Dalai Lama, My Son
By: Diki Tsering
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This is the story of a remarkable woman as she recounts in her own words what it was like to realize her son was being received as a living Buddha, to watch him grow physically and spiritually and finally to see him become one of the most recognized people in the world.
Dalai Lama: A Biography
Dalai Lama; A Biography
By: Claude Levenson
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Based partly on personal interviews, this is the story of the Dalai Lama's prodigious life--of how a lively child from a modest peasant family came to be recognized as the fourteenth reincarnation of the Buddha of Infinite Compassion. The book also portrays a vivid and important civilization based on an exuberant and sophisticated Buddhist tradition.

Dalai Lamas: A Visual History
By: Martin Brauen
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To coincide with the celebrations surrounding the 70th birthday of the Dalai Lama and the exhibition to be held at the Ethnographic Museum of Zurich University (Volkerkundemuseum der Universitat Zurich) in July, Serindia will be publishing a history of all the Dalai Lamas, each portrayed in text and illustrations.
dGe-'dun-chos-'phel, Biography of the 20th Century Tibetan Scholar
By: She-rab-rgya-mtsho / Mengel
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The savant dGe-'dun-chos-'phel (1902-1951) was the first "modern" scholar of Tibet. He was the first who not only completed a traditional Tibetan education, but who also was courageous enough to leave the monastic society, travel abroad, learn several new languages and deepen his knowledge by collorating with scholars of different nationalities. dGe-'dun-chos-'phel was renowned in Tibet as a brilliant scholar, a talented artist, a highly gifted poet, an excellent translator, and a skillful dialectician.
Divine Madman
By: Dowman Keith, tr.
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This is the "secret biography" of one of Tibet's foremost saints, the Buddha Drukpa Kunley. Appearing in the spiritual lineage established by Tilopa, Naropa, Marpa, and Milarepa, Drukpa Kunley was recognized as an incarnation of the great Mahasiddha, Saraha. He is greatly loved by the people of Tibet as a "Crazy Wise" teacher and enlightened Master whose outrageous behavior and ribald humor were intended to awaken common people and yogis alike from the sleep of religious dogmatism and egoic self-possession.
Divine Madman: The Sublime Life and Songs of Drukpa Kunley
By: Dowman Keith, tr.
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This is the "secret biography" of one of Tibet's foremost saints, the Buddha Drukpa Kunley. Appearing in the spiritual lineage established by Tilopa, Naropa, Marpa, and Milarepa, Drukpa Kunley was recognized as an incarnation of the great Mahasiddha, Saraha. He is greatly loved by the people of Tibet as a "Crazy Wise" teacher and enlightened Master whose outrageous behavior and ribald humor were intended to awaken common people and yogis alike from the sleep of religious dogmatism and egoic self-possession.
Dragon Yogis: A Collection of Selected Biographies and Teachings
of the Drukpa Lineage Master
Dragon Yogis: A Collection of Selected Biographies and Teachings of the Drukpa Lineage Master
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The Drukpa or Dragon Lineage has a very long list of enlightened yogis and adepts credited to its name. Many of these enlightened masters left legacies and legendary tales that are still well-known in the far-flung Himalayas where people are naturally closer to their innate nature, yet they remain unknown to most parts of the contemporary world. Although fractions of their life experiences, spiritual songs of enlightenment and teachings from their hearts are quoted in many sacred texts of different schools of Tibetan Buddhism and translated into different languages, very few have made reference to the root of the lineage. The Dragon Yogis is probably one of the first compilations of the abridged history of the Drukpa Lineage, with selected biographies and teachings of the past and present masters of this Yogi Lineage of practice and realization.
Empowered Masters: Tibetan Wall Paintings of Mahasiddhas at Gyantse
By: Ulrich von Schroeder
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Some of the most important Tibetan Buddhist monuments to have survived the ravages of history are the temples and chapels at Gyantse in Southern Tibet. In a chapel on the upper floor of the Palkhor Tsuglagkhang there exist superb wall paintings of the legendary eighty-four mahasiddhas – tantric adepts who, through effort and practice, have attained perfection and are endowed with extraordinary powers.
Enlightened Beings
Enlightened Beings: Life Stories from the Ganden Oral Tradition
By: Willis, Janice
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-HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER in any Western language are the sacred biographies of six great tantric meditators from the Gelukpa school of Tibetan Buddhism. These life stories-or namtar-are actually tales of liberation. Part of a distinct tradition in Tibetan Buddhism, they are meant not only to inspire but also to instruct others on the path to enlightenment.
In Professor Willis's introduction and detailed annotations, you'll gain a wealth of information about how to read and interpret namtar texts, as well as some valuable insights into the religious and political worlds in which these early Tibetan masters studied, practiced, and became enlightened beings in their lifetimes.
Exposition of the nine vehicles
Exposition of the nine vehicles: according to the Nyingma and Bon Traditions (Tibetan Only)
By: Samten Chhosphel
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Exposition of the nine vehicles: according to the Nyingma and Bon Traditions,  Samten Chhosphel, Hardcover, CIHTS, 648 pp. $30.00
Falling off the Roof of the World, The Autobiography of the Venerable Lama Dudjom Dorjee
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This book tellls the inspiring life story  of the Venerable Lama Dudjom Dorjee. It starts with tales from his playful nomadic childhood in Tibet and continues with his harrowing escape from the Chinese Communist invasion to Nepal and his life within the refugee communities of India. It explores how he came to study the Buddha-dharma, his interactions with enlightened masters, and why he came to the Unites States as a representative of one of Tibet’s oldest and most sacred lineages.
Fearless in Tibet: The Life of the Mystic Terton Sogyal <br> By: Matteo Pistono
Fearless in Tibet: The Life of the Mystic Terton Sogyal
By: Matteo Pistono
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Nineteenth-century Tibetan mystic Tertn Sogyal was a visionary, whose mastery of meditation led him to be a revered teacher to the Thirteenth Dalai Lama. Known for his deep spiritual insights and service to the nation of Tibet, Tertn Sogyal's ability to harness the power of the mind was born of both his profound understanding of the Buddha's teachings and his unique experiences, all the while striving for peace against tremendous odds.
First Karmapa: The Life and Teachings of Dusum Khyenpa
First Karmapa: The Life and Teachings of Dusum Khyenpa
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Nine hundred years ago, the First Karmapa, Dusum Khyenpa, inspired his disciples through his teachings and through the example of his life. This first English translation of his teachings and biographies allows contemporary readers to experience this great masters forthright manner, feel his commitment to practice, and receive the teachings he gave in both word and deed.
Former Lives of the Karmapas
By: Holmes, Ken ed.
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First and foremost of the Tibetan "tulkus" (reincarnate lamas), the seventeen incarnations of the Gyalwa Karmapa have long been famous as the guiding light of the Karma Kagyu tradition and erstwhile gurus of the emperors of China. The 15th Karmapa once told Khyentse Rinpoche about ten former lives, mainly in other time-space dimensions, in a series of stories now known as "Sakarchupa".
Four Lamas of Dolpo, Autobiographies of Four Tibetan Lamas (16-18th century)
By: Snellgrove, D.L.
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This volume presents in English translation the autobiographies of four Tibetan Lamas in the land of Dolpo, which was part of Western Tibet until the end of the 18th century. Three of them were born in the 16th century, and one in the 17th. In every case the substance of these biographies was dictated by the lamas themselves, in response to the entreaties of their disciples.
Fourteen Dalai Lamas: A Sacred Legacy of Reincarnation
By: Glenn Mullin
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This book vividly brings to life the myth and succession of all 14 Dalai Lamas in one volume for the first time. The book contains a chapter on each Dalai Lama (except Dalai Lamas 9-12, who are covered in one chapter). Each chapter opening features an illustration of the Dalai Lama who is the subject of that chapter. Mullin has also included characteristic excerpts from the Dalai Lamas' teachings, poetry, and other writings that illuminate the principles of Tibetan Buddhism expressed in their lives.
Freedom in Exile
Freedom in Exile
By: Dalai Lama
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"A simple and powerful autobiography. The Dalai Lama's story of exile must serves of course, as a vital historical witness, not only to inhumanity but to compassion as well, not only to betrayal and-treachery but to generosity and faithfulness." Angeles Times Book Review
From Stone to Flesh: A Short History of the Buddha  <br> By: Donald Lopez
From Stone to Flesh: A Short History of the Buddha
By: Donald Lopez
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From Stone to Flesh: A Short History of the Buddha
By: Donald Lopez
From the Heart of Tibet: The Biography of Drikung Chetsang Rinpoche, the Holder of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage
From the Heart of Tibet: The Biography of Drikung Chetsang Rinpoche, the Holder of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage
By: Elmar Gruber
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This is the story of a young boy, born in Tibet to inherit the role of Buddhist lineage holder, whose life was interrupted by the Chinese army invasion and the ensuing Cultural Revolution. Two decades later, he walked out of Tibet and started on his journey of fully taking on leadership of the Drikung Kagyu lineage. Since then the teachings of this lineage have flourished and are practiced all around the world—after nearly being lost.
Garland of Immortal Wish-Fulfilling Trees The Palyul Tradition of Nyingmapa
By: Tsering Lama Jampal Zangpo
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In the snowy land of Tibet, six great mother monasteries uphold the doctrine of the Great Secret Nyingnapa. In the east, the principal monastery of these six is the glorious and powerful Palyul. This book presents a comprehensive explanation of the extraordinary Palyul tradition and the lives of the lineage holders.
Gotama Buddha: A Biography Based on the Most Reliable Texts, Volume One
By: Nakamura, Hajime
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A detailed historical account of the life of the Buddha. Drawing upon years of experience and research on the oldest, most reliable texts, Nakamura creates a vivid, chronological account of the life of Sakyamuni. Beginning with the social context in India at the time of the Buddha's birth and taking the reader through all the stages of his life, Nakamura carefully considers myth and history, engaging in a thorough analysis of the relevant textual evidence.
Gotama Buddha: A Biography Based on the Most Reliable Texts, Volume Two
By: Nakamura, Hajime
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A detailed historical account of the life of the Buddha. Drawing upon years of experience and research on the oldest, most reliable texts, Nakamura creates a vivid, chronological account of the life of Sakyamuni. Beginning with the social context in India at the time of the Buddha's birth and taking the reader through all the stages of his life, Nakamura carefully considers myth and history, engaging in a thorough analysis of the relevant textual evidence.
Great Disciples of the Buddha
Great Disciples of the Buddha: Their Lives, Their Works, Their Legacy
By: Nyanaponika Thera
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"Great Disciples of the Buddha" is a unique book - a collection of biographical profiles of some twenty-four extraordinary men and women whom the Buddha himself named his most outstanding disciples. The stories of their lives presented here, based on the Pali Canon and its commentaries, offer a comprehensive record of the most ancient traditions concerning the Buddha's own direct Dharma heirs.
Great History of Garab Dorje, Manjushrimitra, Shrisingha, Jnanasutra and Vimalamitra
Great History of Garab Dorje, Manjushrimitra, Shrisingha, Jnanasutra and Vimalamitra
By: Longchenpa, James Valby (translator)
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This book is a translation of pages 84 to 165 of The Great History of the Innermost Essence of Dzogchen. It is possible that in the fourteenth century AD Longchenpa wrote down this history about Dzogchen Masters who lived from about the third century BC to the ninth century AD.

Great Image
Great Image; The Life Story of Vairochana the Translator
By: Ani Jinba Palmo, tr.
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This book is the autobiography of the great scholar and translator Vairochana, as told to a group of his students near the end of his life in the eighth century. Responsible for bringing seminal Buddhist teachings to Tibet from India, his deep understanding of the Dharma was what enabled him to translate the essence of enlightened mind, conveyed in the Sanskrit texts, with great accuracy.
Great Kagyu Masters
Great Kagyu Masters
By: Gyaltsen, Konchog
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For inspiration, Buddhists turn to the life stories of how the great masters of their lineage struggled with their circumstances and achieved enlightenment. This important and very readable volume tells the extraordinary tales of the greatest teachers of the Kagyu, the lineage with the widest following in the U.S. These wonderful stories of miracles, great feats, and transcendence make for a fascinating, meaningful read.
Guru Rinpoche. His Life and Times
Guru Rinpoche. His Life and Times
By: Ngawang Zangpo
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To Tibetan Buddhists, Guru Rinpoche is a Buddha. This book recounts Guru Rinpoche's historic visit to Tibet and explains his continuing significance to Buddhists. In doing so, it illustrates how a country whose powerful armies overran the capital of China and installed a puppet emperor came to abandon aggressive military campaigns: this transformation was due to Guru Rinpoche, who tamed and converted Tibet to Buddhism and thereby changed the course of Asian history.
Gyalsay Tenzin Rubgye and His Reincarnations <br> By: Dr C.T. Dorji
Gyalsay Tenzin Rubgye and His Reincarnations
By: Dr C.T. Dorji
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Gyalsay Tenzin Rubgye and His Reincarnations
By: Dr C.T. Dorji
Heavenly Exploits: Buddhist Biographies from the Divyavadana
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The Divyavadana, or "Heavenly Exploits," is a collection of thirty-eight Buddhist biographical stories. The genre of narratives of an individual's religiously significant deeds is as old as Buddhism, and its manifestations are as widely spread across Buddhist Asia, in classical and vernacular languages, down to the present day. Volume One contains the stories of Shrona Kotiakarna, Purna, Prince Sadhana and Makindika.
Hidden Life of the Sixth Dalai Lama
Hidden Life of the Sixth Dalai Lama
By: Ngawang Lhundrup Dargy, Simon Wickham-Smith (translator)
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The life of the Sixth Dalai Lama does not end with his supposed death at
Kokonor in November 1706, on the way to Beijing, and an audience with
the Manchu Emperor Kangxi. This book, the so-called Hidden Life,
presents a very different Tsangyang Gyamtso, neither a louche poet nor a
drinker, but a sober Buddhist practitioner, who chose to escape at
Kokonor and to adopt the guise of a wandering monk, only appearing some
years later, after many fantastical and mystical adventures, in what is
today Inner Mongolia, where he oversaw monasteries and lived as a
Buddhist teacher. The Hidden Life was written by a Mongolian monk in
1756, ten years following the death of the lama, his spiritual teacher,
whom he identifies as Tsangyang Gyamtso, and in whose identity as the
Sixth Dalai Lama he clearly has complete faith.
Himalayan Hermitess, The Life of a Tibetan Buddhist Nun
By: Kurtis R. Schaeffer
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Himalayan Hermitess is a vivid account of the life and times of a Buddhist nun living on the borderlands of Tibetan culture. Orgyan Chokyi (1675-1729) spent her life in Dolpo, the highest inhabited region of the Nepal Himalayas. Illiterate and expressly forbidden by her master to write her own life story, Orgyan Chokyi received divine inspiration, defied tradition, and composed one of the most engaging autobiographies of the Tibetan literary tradition. The Life of Orgyan Chokyi is the oldest known autobiography authored by a Tibetan woman, and thus holds a critical place in both Tibetan and Buddhist literature.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama : The Oral Biography
By: Deborah Hart Strober & Gerald S Strober
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Drawing on more than 50 interviews with the Dalai Lama’ s family, associates, and followers as well as with politicians, religious leaders, and critics, this revealing oral history explores the Dalai Lama’ s public career as well as his personal life– from his childhood in Tibet and his exile in 1959 to his role as a worldwide spiritual leader and human rights activist– and reveals the secrets behind his enduring popular appeal.
His Holiness the XVllth Gyalwang Karmapa
By: Karma Lekshey Ling, pub.
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The Karma Lekshey Ling School has published this charming picture book about the early years of His Holiness the XVII Gyalwang Karmapa's life, from the details of his search and discovery through 1992. Large and colorful photos with commentary are supplemented with a concise biography of the Karmapa's early years. This book provides an pleasurable introduction to the Karmapa's life, valuable for reference on an ongoing basis.
History of the Karmapas: The Tibetan Masters with the Black Crown
History of the Karmapas: The Tibetan Masters with the Black Crown
By: Lama Kunsang, Lama Pemo, Marie Aubele
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Masters of esoteric knowledge and miraculous practices, the lineage of the Karmapas is the earliest of all the recognized incarnate lineages and is said to descend from the great Indian tantric master Tilopa through a chain that includes Naropa, Marpa, and Milarepa. The Karmapas are distinguished by their black crowns, said to have been woven by dakinis and symbolizing the activity of the buddhas.
History of the Sixteen Karmapas of Tibet
By: Karma Thinley
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The Karmapa is the spiritual leader of the Karma Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Karma Thinley presents the biographies of all the Karmapas, based on his translations from numerous Tibetan sources. These biographies are not only histories of the training and teaching of these great teachers; they are also inspirational texts used to cultivate devotion in the practitioner.
Holy Madness: Portraits of Tantric Siddhas
Holy Madness: Portraits of Tantric Siddhas
By: Rob Linrothe, editor
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Holy Madness: Portraits of Tantric Siddhas is a groundbreaking examination of the art and legends of some of the most colorful characters in South Asian and Himalayan civilization. With contributions by ten of the most prominent scholars in the field, this catalog provides both a survey of the topic of mahasiddhas (Sanskrit, maha meaning "great" and siddha meaning "accomplished one") in art as well as essays on particular aspects of the theme, including literary, religious, sociological, and anthropological dimensions.

Homage to Kalu Rinpoche
Homage to Kalu Rinpoche
By: Jorgensen et al.
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Khyab Je Kalu Rinpoche was one of the greatest Buddhist saints of this age, known and highly respected by the heads of all major and minor tantric schools in Tibet. His Holiness Karmapa once said that Kalu Rinpoche was an incarnation of Milarepa, a 12th century yogin who is perhaps the most famous and most admired of all Tibetan saints. Everyone who met Kalu Rinpoche, Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike, were profoundly impressed.
The Hundred Tertons
Hundred Tertons: A Garland of Beryl, Brief Accounts of Profound Terma and the Siddhas Who Have Revealed It
By: Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye, Yeshe Gyamtso (translator)
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The Hundred Tertons is Jamgon Kongtrul's history of the visionary men and women who have, again and again, renewed the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition of Padmasambhava. Kongtrul's book includes biographies of Padmasambhava, his twenty-five disciples, Longchenpa, Jikme Lingpa, Chokgyur Lingpa, and many others. Considered a seminal work of Tibetan Buddhist history, The Hundred Tertons is for the first time available in English translation.

Illusion's Game, The Life and Teachings of Naropa
By: Chogyam Trungpa
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In what he calls a "200 percent potent" teaching, Chogyam Trungpa reveals how the spiritual path is a raw rugged "unlearning" process that draws us away from the comfort of conventional expectations and conceptual attitudes toward a naked encounter with reality. The tantric paradigm for this process is the story of the Indian master Naropa (10116-1100), who is among the enlightened teachers of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Naropa was the leading scholar at Nalanda, the Buddhist monastic university, when he embarked upon the lonely and arduous path to enlightenment. After a series of daunting trials, he was prepared to receive the direct transmission of the awakened state of mind from his guru, Tilopa.
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.
Biography of Gangkar Rinpoche
Incarnation from White Glacier Mountain: The Biography of Gangkar Rinpoche
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The biography of Gangkar Rinpoche is the story of a Tibetan lama from Minyak whose openness in teaching was influential in bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the West. His students introduced the songs of Milarepa to western audiences, established Tibetology in China, and continue his legacy of teaching and disseminating Tibetan culture. Gangkar Rinpoche re-established centers of learning in Minyak in the 1930s, with special teachings given at Gangkar monastery on the slopes of Gonga Shan.
Incarnation: The History and Mysticism of the Tulku Tradition of Tibet
Incarnation: The History and Mysticism of the Tulku Tradition of Tibet
Tulku Thondup Rinpoche
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A tulku is a fully enlightened one (buddha) or highly accomplished adept (siddha) who chooses to be reborn again and again for the benefit of all beings. Most Tulkus, though, are the rebirths of well-trained masters who are engaged in spiritual training and serving others. Tibetan Buddhists have, for well over a millennium, been meticulously following the tradition of finding, recognizing, enthroning, training, and venerating these revered figures who provide teachings of liberation for both monks and laypeople. This guide to the tulku tradition covers its long history, separating fact from fiction, giving an overview of how the system works, and providing short biographies of some of the great tulkus of the past and present.  Included are accounts of the magical occurrences that are associated with these remarkable beings, and advice for how anyone can set out on the tulku path.
Indian Buddhist Pandits
By: Tsonowa , tr.
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Indian Buddhist Pandits, describing the life and works of the major Buddhist Masters of Ancient India, translated from the second volume of The Jewel Garland of Buddhist History, compiled by the Tibetan Masters, will surely serve as an inspiration to all the students and scholars of the Buddhist philosophy. Between the covers of this slim volume, the reader is offered glimpses of the courage, compassion, dedication and the devotion with which luminous Buddhist Masters like Nagarjuna, Aryadeva, Asanga, Chandrakirti, Shantideva, Shantirakshita and Dharmakirti etc. upheld the Buddhist philosophy and contributed to its enrichment and propagation.
Jamgon Mipam: His Life and Teachings
Jamgon Mipam: His Life and Teachings
By: Douglas Duckworth
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Jamgon Mipam (1846-1912) is one of the most extraordinary figures in the history of Tibet. Monk, mystic, and brilliant philosopher, he shaped the trajectory of Tibetan Buddhisms Nyingma school. This introduction provides a most concise entre to this great luminary's life and work. The first section gives a general context for understanding this remarkable individual who, though he spent the greater part of his life in solitary retreat, became one of the greatest scholars of his age. Part Two gives an overview of Mipam's interpretation of Buddhism, examining his major themes, and devoting particular attention to his articulation of the Buddhist conception of emptiness. Part Three presents a representative sampling of Mipam's writings.
Journey of Time: A Photographic Biography of His Holiness the Twelfth Gyalwang Drukpa
Journey of Time: A Photographic Biography of His Holiness the Twelfth Gyalwang Drukpa
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A pictorial biography of Twelfith Gyalwave Drukpa, spirtual head of the Drupa Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
Journey to Enlightenment, The Life and World of Khyentse Rinpoche, Spiritual Teacher From Tibet: Photographs and Narrative
By: Matthieu Ricard
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The Life and World of Khyentse Rinpoche, Spiritual Teacher from Tibet:
with a remembrance by His Holiness The Daalai Lama
"Matthieu's spiritual life and his camera are one, from which spring these images, fleeting and eternal." ~Henri Cartier-Bresson
KAILASH MANSAROVAR: Diary Of A Pilgrim
By: Nathwani, Nilesh D.
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This profusely illustrated travelogue booklet is a living element of gripping story of Mansarovar and Kailash. It is a tale about fancies and fears, adventures and aspirations, expectations and disillusions, escapes and retreats experienced by the adventurous pilgrimage team. T
Karmapa, The Sacred Prophecy
Chogyur Lingpa/By: Kagyu Thubten Choling
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Karmapa the Sacred Prophecy
-While visiting Karma Monastery in Nangchen, Eastern Tibet, the great nineteenth century master Chogyur Dechen Lingpa was granted a prophetic vision of twenty-one incarnations of Karmapa, the supreme head of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Chogyur Lingpa described his vision in detail to Karmai Khenchen Rinchen Tarjay, Supreme Abbot of Karma Monastery, who painted a representation of the prophecy on silk. Disciples of Chogjur Lingpa committed his oral description of the vision to writing, in a text later printed in woodblock at the renowned monastery of Mindroling.
Karmapa: The Politics of Reincarnation
By: Lea Terhune
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In January 2000, the world was introduced to the 17th Karmapa lama, a young man who had just made a dramatic escape from Tibet, where Chinese officials had installed him as a ranking Tibetan political leader. This fascinating story begins 900 years ago and reveals political intrigue and controversy among powerful spiritual leaders. Karmapa: The Politics of Reincarnation reveals how the Karmapa, one of the most important reincarnate lamas in Tibet, is chosen.
Karmapa: Urgyen Thrinley Dorje
By: Holmes Ken
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Many people have heard of the Dalai Lama, but fewer are aware of the unique role of the Gyalwa Karmapa, Tibet's very first 'reincarnate' lama. in June 1985, among the nomads of Eastern Tibet, the Karmapa took birth again for the 17th time in this millennium, fulfilling the hopes and prayers of millions of Buddhists of the Kagyu tradition worldwide. Like so many of his fellow lamas, the previous Karmapa, the 16th, left Tibet at the time of the Chinese invasion in the l950s, bringing with him a treasury of Buddhist teachings which had been preserved for more than 800 years in the isolated beauty of 'the land of the snows'. Since that time these teachings have taken root in many countries around the world.
King of the Empty Plain
King of the Empty Plain: The Tibetan Iron-Bridge Builder Tangtong Gyalpo
By: Cyrus Stearns
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The legendary Buddhist master Tangtong Gyalpo (1361?-1485), "King of the Empty Plain," is familiar to every Tibetan, yet nearly unknown in the rest of the world. His incredible lifespan, profound teachings, unprecedented engineering feats, eccentric deeds, and creation of Tibetan opera have earned this fascinating figure a unique status in Tibetan culture.  Believed to be the great Indian master Padmasambhava appearing again in the world to benefit living beings, Tangtong Gyalpo discovered techniques for achieving longevity that are still being in highest esteem and frequently taught six hundred years later.
Kumarajiva: The Transcreator of Buddhist Chinese diction<br>By: Nirmala Sharma
Kumarajiva: The Transcreator of Buddhist Chinese diction
By: Nirmala Sharma
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This work is the first full-length narration of the extraordinary life, immense literary output, manifold philosophical perspectives of Kumarajiva and his development of a new translation methodology. All his works, both extant and lost, are detailed. The author discusses at length Kumarajiva's texts that became the foundation of sects and philosophical systems in East Asia. Around a hundred illustrations of murals and scrolls vividly portray the ambience of Kucha, Kumarajiva's homeland.
Kundun: A Biography of the Family of the Dalai Lama
By: Craig, Mary
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Here is the story of Tibet as told by its remarkable first family--a story of reincarnation, coronation, heartbreaking exile, and finally the tenacious efforts of a holy man to save a nation and it's people.
Lady of Realisation: A Spiritual Memoir  By:  Sheila Fugard
Lady of Realisation: A Spiritual Memoir
By: Sheila Fugard
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Lady of Realisation is one of the first memoirs of Tibetan Buddhist nun and western teacher Sister Karma Khechog Palmo. The book provides memorable insights of the sixteenth Karmapa and other teachers of the Kagyu tradition in the 1970s. Sister Palmo's life as an Englishwoman in India was extraordinary both as an academic, political activist, and social worker. She is remembered as one of the key figures in bringing the sixteenth Karmapa to the West. She influenced younger important teachers like Trungpa Rinpoche and Akong Rinpoche.
Lady of the Lotus Born, The Life and Enlightenment of Yeshe Tsogyal
By: Gyalwa Changchub
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THE FIRST TIBETAN ever to attain complete enlightenment was in all probability the woman Yeshe Tsogyal, closest disciple of Padmasambhava, the master who introduced the Buddhist teachings to Tibet in the eighth century. This book is not only a biography but an inspiring example of how Buddha's teaching may be practiced. Lady of the Lotus-Born is also a colorful and intriguing picture of Tibet at the beginning of the Buddhist era-a time of upheaval, when royal patronage was striving to foster the new teachings in the face of powerful opposition.
Lama Of many Lifetimes: Touching the Living Heart of Garchen Rinpoche
Lama of Many Lifetimes: Touching the Living Heart of Garchen Rinpoche (Book One: The Early Years (1937- 1958)
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My intention for Garchen Rinpoche's biography book is not to simply write his biography, but offer a sensory experience in which we move together through the various stages of his life, as author and reader, and so be touched by Garchen Rinpoche's suffering and vast compassion that brings deeper understanding and transformation within our own selves... "

Lama of the Gobi: How Mongolia's Mystic Monk Spread Tibetan Buddhism in the World's Harshest Desert
Lama of the Gobi: How Mongolia's Mystic Monk Spread Tibetan Buddhism in the World's Harshest Desert
By: Michael Kohn
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Danzan Ravjaa is perhaps Mongolia's most beloved saint. As a boy, he was only saved from Manchu execution by the intervention of the young Ninth Dalai Lama. He went on to become one of the greatest mystics and creative geniuses of his time. This book takes the reader on a journey through Mongolian history, Tibetan Buddhism and the traditions of nomadic culture to investigate the man and the many legends that surround him.

Lamas of Tibet
By: Melina Mulas
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This book arose from the fourteen years of travel conducted by Melina Mulas, predominantly during the 1990s, in Asia and Europe tracking down masters of the spiritual tradition of Tibet. Despite not wishing to commend any religious stance, the Milanese photographer felt it necessary to document a civilization that is gradually disappearing and which still has much to offer the Modern West.
Lamp that Enlightens Narrow Minds
Lamp that Enlightens Narrow Minds: The Life and Times of a Realized Master, Khyentse Chkyi Wangchug
By: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
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The spiritual history and terrestrial vicissitudes of the remarkable reincarnate lama and terton Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Wangchug (1909-1960) are explored in this book, which also provides a chronicle whose ample historical references give a detailed picture of Tibet on the verge of vast changes brought about by the invasion and occupation by Chinese forces in the decades leading up to 1959. Moreover, this biography holds particular interest for those familiar with the complex and often convoluted history of the lineages of reincarnate lamas in general, and, in particular, of the descendants of the great Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820-1892), among whom, importantly, is the protagonist of this book.
Legends of the Mahasiddhas
Legends of the Mahasiddhas: Lives of the Tantric Masters
By: Keith Dowman & Robert Beer
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There is no better illustration of the nature of Tantric Buddhism than the lives of the masters who founded it. These beautifully iilustrated stories of the extraordinary men and women who attained enlightenment and magical powers by disregarding convention and penetrating to the core of life show us a way through human into spontaneous and free state of oneness with the divine. Tradition holds that hte lives of the Mahasiddhas are paradigms for different processes of psychic awakening.
Liberation in One Lifetime Biographies and Teachings of Milarepa
Liberation in One Lifetime Biographies and Teachings of Milarepa
By: Francis V. Tiso
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Milarepa (1052-1135), a major figure in the history of the Kagyu school
of Tibetan Buddhism and known as one of Tibet's greatest lamas and
poets, continues to inspire Buddhist practitioners worldwide to the
present day. Liberation in One Lifetime explores the history and
spirituality of the Kagyu lineage in relationship to the narratives and
teachings attributed to Milarepa by studying some of the earliest
versions of these materials.
Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava, Part I and II
By: Yeshe Tsogyal
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Padmasambhava founded Tibetan Buddhism, inspiring the most spiritually advanced culture the world has ever known. In The Life Liberation of Padmasambhava, a translation from Tibetan in two volumes and with fifty-eight color plates, we are given the complete biography of this renowned master as recorded by his consort, Yeshe Tsogyal. The poetic text of this powerful epic with its depictions of Padmasambhava, his various manifestations, and his twenty-five disciples, transports the reader into lands and times of majesty and wonder.
Life and Revelations of Pema Lingpa
Life and Revelations of Pema Lingpa
By: Sarah Harding
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A pithy collection from the discoveries of Pema Lingpa (1450-1521), the great master and teasure-revealer of the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. Also included is the life story of Pema Lingpa and his prior incarnations. These revealed treasures provide us with a window into the court of the Tibet's great king, Trisong Detsen, and his sublime master and receive from him quintessential instructions on meditation and the mind.
Life and Spiritual Songs of Milarepa
By: Thrangu Rinpoche
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Milarepa is one of the greatest Buddhist saints to have ever lived. His incredible story of accomplishing enlightenment is one of the truly inspirational books in Buddhism. What Milarepa practiced, realized and taught was Mahamudra, which is the special meditation of the Kagyupa school of Tibetan Buddhism. This tradition has passed down orally from guru to disciple often by way of spiritual songs. These songs are a distillation of a practitioner's lifetime of meditation and illustrate the yogi's spontaneous realizations.
Life and Teaching of Naropa
Life and Teaching of Naropa
By: Guenther, Herbert V. tr.
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In the history of Tibetan Buddhism, the eleventh-century Indian mystic Naropa occupies and unusual position, for his life and teachings mark both the end of a long tradition and the beginning of a new and rich era in Buddhist thought. Naropa's biography , translated by the world-renowned Buddhist scholar Herbert V. Guenther from hitherto unknown sources, describes with great psychological insight the spiritual development of this scholar-saint. It is unique in that it also contains a detailed analysis of his teaching that has been authoritative for the whole of Tantric Buddhism.
Life and Teachings of Gampopa
Life and Teachings of Gampopa (including the Four Dharmas)
By: Thrangu Rinpoche
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To read spiritual biographies of the Kagyu lineage masters is a great inspiration to enter the path and also provides encouragement and enthusiasm to continue when circumstances become difficult. The spiritual biography of Gampopa, covered in the first half of this book, is a very good example of avoiding the extremes in practice and of showing how we should correctly practice. Gampopa was the main disciple of Milarepa and one of the founders and shining jewels of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism from which originate the four greater and eight lesser schools.
Life and Teachings of Tsong Khapa
Life and Teachings of Tsong Khapa
Edited By: Thurman, Robert
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The Life and Teachings of Tsong Khapa brings together for the first time a number of extremely important and useful works by and on Tsong Khapa touching transcendental aspects of Sutra, Tantra and Insight Meditation, including mystic conversations with great Bodhisattvas and deeply spiritual songs in praises of Manjushri and Maitreya etc.
Life of Buddha
By: Miho Satogawa
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Enter Life of Buddha, a colorful and magical representation of the turning of the wheel of dharma by Miho Satogawa. This new graphic book retells the legendary birth and life of Siddhartha Guatama, The Buddha, in a style that is Manga-inspired but richly toned, with a refreshingly modern sensibility. Of course, the text is no masterwork. It rings of translation, with occasional minor grammatical errors and language that seems to dilute the impact of the art, but the reader will quickly learn to let the text waft past like a breeze and instead become absorbed in the visual story.
Life of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo
Life of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo
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