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Agents and Actions in Classical Tibetan
Agents and Actions in Classical Tibetan
By: Tillemans & Herforth
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The Indigenous Grammarians on bdag and gzhan and bya byed las gsum



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.
Basic Grammar of Modern Spoken Tibetan
By: Tashi
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In this book I have tried to present the grammar rules as clearly as possiblewith a number of simple examples, so that it may be used by anyone who has no previous knowledge of spoken Tibetan. The English translations follow the Tibetan as closely as possible in order to help students understand both its meaning and form. (from the preface by the author)
Bhota Prakasa
By: Bhattacharya
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A Tibetan Chrestomathy with introduction , skeleton grammar, notes, texts and vocabularies.

This book is a collection of 14 texts in Tibetan, Sanskrit, and English. 1: Prajnadanda 2:Nagananda nama Nataka 3:Udanavarga 4:Buddhacarita nama Mahakavya 5:Lalitavistara 6:Bodhisattvavadanakalpalata 7:Bhagavadgita 8 and 9: Nyayabindu nama Prakarana 10: Catuhsataka 11:Mulamadhyamakakarika 12:Aryakasyapaparivarta
nama Mahayanasutra 13:Kavyadarsa 14:Rupadityakatha .
Buddhanusmrti: A Glossary of Buddhist Terms
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This is an essential resource for anyone who wants to know more about Buddhism and the Buddhist philosophy. The Introduction provides a bird's eye view of the Buddhist Literature. The Glossary compromises selective commonly occurring terms in Buddhism.
Buddhism A to Z
By: Epstein, Ronald B. (Comp.)
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Buddhism A to Z is a comprehensive handbook, not only useful for the interested beginner but also a treasury of teachings for the experienced practitioner. It skillfully combines accurate definitions of terms, in dictionary form, with expansive exploratory teachings.
Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Literature
By: Sukumari Bhattacharji
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The urge to study Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit literature came to me when I tried to judge how far the theory of the Dark Age in Sanskrit literature was tenable. Sifting the material I was confirmed in the view that here was an invaluable source of information for a clearer and deeper understanding of the epics and Puranas as well as a considerable portion of later Sanskrit literature.
Chinese - Tibetan - English dictionary of new daily vocabulary (Rgya Bod Dbyin gsum gsar byung rgyun bkol ming mdzod)
Chinese - Tibetan - English dictionary of new daily vocabulary (Rgya Bod Dbyin gsum gsar byung rgyun bkol ming mdzod)
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Clarifying the Natural State
Clarifying the Natural State
By: Dakpo Tashi Namgyal
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A practical manual for both teacher and student alike, Clarifying the Natural State covers the path from mindfulness to complete enlightenment, simply and methodically. Presenting the profound and ultimate instruction of Mahamudra, it embodies the realization of India and Tibet's greatest masters.



Classical Tibetan Language
By: Beyer, Stephan
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The Classical Tibetan Language is the first comprehensive description of the Tibetan language and is distinctive in that it treats the classical Tibetan language on its own terms rather than by means of descriptive categories appropriate to other languages, as has traditionally been the case.
Classical Tibetan Reader: Selections from Renowned Works with Custom Glossaries
Classical Tibetan Reader: Selections from Renowned Works with Custom Glossaries
By: Yael Bentor
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A Classical Tibetan Reader' answers a long-standing need for well chosen readings to accompany courses in classical Tibetan language. Professor Bentor has built her Tibetan reader out of time-tested selections from texts that she has worked with while teaching classical Tibetan over the past twenty years. She has assembled here a selection of Tibetan narratives, organized to introduce students of the language to complex material gradually, and to arm them with ample reference materials in the form of glossaries customized to individual readings.
Colloquial and Literary Tibetan: Practical Usage
Colloquial and Literary Tibetan: Practical Usage
By: Dagkar Namgyal Nyima
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Colloquial Tibetan The Complete Course for Beginners (book 7 CD)
By: Jonathan Samuels
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Colloquial Tibetan provides a step-by-step course in Central Tibetan as it is spoken by native speakers. Combining a thorough treatment of the language as it is used in everyday situations with an accurate written representation of this spoken form, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Tibetan in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.
Colloquial Tibetan The Complete Course for Beginners
By: Jonathan Samuels
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Colloquial Tibetan provides a step-by-step course in Central Tibetan as it is spoken by native speakers. Combining a thorough treatment of the language as it is used in everyday situations with an accurate written representation of this spoken form, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Tibetan in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.
Colloquial Tibetan, A Textbook of the Lhasa Dialect
By: Tsetan Chonjore & Andrea Abinanti
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Colloquial Tibetan is the result of the author's experience as a Tibetan language teacher to foreign students for 18 long years. It covers a detailed grammatical analysis of the Lhasa colloquial and clarifies the similarities and differences between literary and Lhasa colloquial grammar.
Concise Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen
By: Kohn, Michael
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With over fifteen hundred entries and forty-six illustrations, The Shambhala Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen is the most complete compact reference work of its kind available in the English Language. it is designed not only for students and meditators but also as a tool to help familiarize all readers with buddhist terms and concepts - such as chakra, karma, koan, nirvana, and tantra - that are encountered with increasing regularity in the literature of a wide range of fields today. The lives and teachings of important philosophers and meditation masters, the variety of practices, the basic texts and scriptures, and the range of sects and schools of thought are among the subjects covered.
Concise Dictionary of Indian Philosophy, Sanskrit Terms Defined in English
By: Grimes, John
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A Concise Dictionary of Indian Philosophy provides a comprehensive dictionary of Indian philosophical terms in both devanagari and roman transliteration along with an English translation. It offers special meanings of words used as technical terms within particular philosophical systems and contains the meanings of terms fundamental to epistemology, metaphysics, and practical teaching of heterodox and orthodox schools of Indian philosophy.
Concise Sanskrit-English Dictionary
By: Apte
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The author has endeavoured to keep out all those Sanskrit words, which are hardly, if ever, used in ordinary textbooks used by students and in order to secure compactness, he had often eschewed all technicalities as well as words which even an ordinary intelligence and common sense told every students to be simple derivatives of some given word. Thus he has been able to reduce the bulk of the dictionary without compromising its usefulness.
Conversational English - Tibetan Dictionary
By: Gupta, Anil
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No Tibetan script, only English transliteration.

Conversational English - Tibetan Dictionary, Anil Gupta, Sri Satguru Publications, 131 pages, $6.95
Dhammapada: Translation of Dharma Verses
By: Gendun Chos 'phel
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The Dhammapada was one of the first Buddhist texts translated into English, with excerpts published in journals as early as 1830. In 1870 there appeared a complete translation by Professor Max Muller, a work that continues to be emulated. Reflecting its popularity, translations of the Dhammapada have appeared in nearly thirty different languages and in more than a hundred different versions. Tibetan and English text.
Dharmasamgrahah, Tibetan-Sanskrit -English
Dharmasamgrahah, Tibetan-Sanskrit -English
By: Nagarjuna
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Nagarjuna wrote this text, which is an authentic collection of Buddhist technical terms. The text has a collection of 140 technical terminologies collected according to the grouping of the contents. Most of these technical terminologies are from Sutra and philosophical terminology, but there is a little scope for such terms related to Tantra.
Dharmasangraha-Kosah: Tibetan-Sanskrit Dharma
Dharmasangraha-Kosah: Tibetan-Sanskrit Dharma Terms with Categories
J.S. Negi
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Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Hardcover, 760 pages, $50.00
Dictionary of Tibetan Materia Medica
By: Pasang Yonten Arya
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Dictionary of Tibetan Materia Medica is the first dictionary of its kind. All the entries are arranged in Tibetan alphabetical order which will enable the readers to find the names of medicinal ingredients easily. Inclusion in the main entry, of different names of medicinal ingredients such as names derived from foreign languages, synonym, secret and poetical names will prove extremely useful for identification.
Encyclopedia of Buddhism
Damien Keown, Charles S Prebish (Editors)
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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Buddhism is a complete up-to-date one-volume desk reference, documenting the history, doctrines, schools, rituals, sacred places, basic ideas and concepts, and globalization of the entire Buddhist tradition. In addition, it provides bibliographic references to the leading scholarship by scholar from around the world.
English-Tibetan Colloquial Dictionary
By: Bell, C. A.
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Second Edition of the Second Part of A Manual of Colloquial Tibetan. In the first edition this dictionary was published as the second part of a Manual of Colloquial Tibetan, the first part consisting of a Grammar of Colloquial Tibetan. In this second edition both parts have not only been revised, but have also been considerably enlarged.
English-Tibetan Dictionary of Modern Tibetan
English-Tibetan Dictionary of Modern Tibetan
By: Melvyn Goldstein
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Containing roughly 16,000 main entries, most of which have muitiple subentries, the Dictionary treats a total of 45,000 lexical items. Each entry iniudes both the written Tibetan orthography and a phonemic notation to indicate pronunciation. Grammatical features are also noted, and all examples of usage are presented with the romanization of the written Tibetan and phonemic notation of the spoken forms. An introductory essay familiarizes users with the main features of Tibetan grammar.
Essentials of Modern Literary Tibetan
By: Goldstein
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Unlike previously available materials, this book will allow beginners to understand the logic of Tibetan grammar and syntax through graded readings and narrative explanations. The large glossary, which includes particles and is indexed by page, will serve as an invaluable reference for readers of Tibetan at all levels.
Fluent Tibetan Series
By: Magee, William
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Fluent Tibetan is based upon the courses developed by the U.S. State Department's Foreign Service Institute (FSI) specifically for diplomats needing to learn a language quickly. The FSI model used for this course is unsurpassed in its proven effectiveness. The method acquaints students with the sounds and patterns of Tibetan speech, through repetitive interactive drills, enabling them to learn increasingly complex structures quickly, and in this way promotes rapid progress in speaking Tibetan on your own.
Gateway to Knowledge, Vol. 1, Mipham
Gateway to Knowledge: Vol 1
By: Mipham Rinpoche
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The Gateway to Knowledge is a condensation of the Tripitaka and its accompanying commentaries. Consolidating the intent of Buddha Shakyamuni’s teachings into unified body of text books, it is the philosophical backbone of the living tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. This rich source book embodies the basics of Prajnaparamita and Madhyamika as well as the Abhidharma from both the Mahayana and Hinayana perspective.
Gateway to Knowledge: Vol 2
By: Mipham Rinpoche
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The Gateway to Knowledge is a condensation  of the Tripitaka and its accompanying commentaries.  Consolidating the intent of Buddha Shakyamuni's teachings into a unified body of text books, it is the philosophical backbone of the living tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.  Volume II of this rich source book elucidates the Four Noble Truths.  Every volume in this series includes Tibetan text and the English translation on facing pages.
Gateway to Knowledge: Vol. 3
By: Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche
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The Gateway to Knowledge is a condensation of the Tripitaka and its accompanying  commentaries. Consolidating the intent of Buddha Shakyamuni's teachings into a unified body of text books, it is the philosophical backbone of the living tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Volume III of this rich source book elucidates Mahayana and emptiness. Every volume in this series includes the Tibetan text and the English translation on facing pages.
Gateway to Knowledge, Volume 4: The Treatise Entitled the Gate for Entering the Way of a Pandita   By:  Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche
Gateway to Knowledge: Volume 4
By: Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche
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The Gateway to Knowledge is a condensation of the Tripitaka and its accompanying commentaries. Consolidating the intent of Buddha Shakyamuni's teachings into a unified body of text books, it is the philosophical backbone of the living tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Volume 4 elucidates the four seals of the Dharma, the four right discriminations, the four reasonings that have been taught in the sutras, and the four reliances.
A Glossary of Buddhist Terms
Glossary of Buddhist Terms, A
By: A. C. March
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The glossary is arranged alphabetically. Words from Pali, Sanskrit and English have  been taken from original sources.
Grammar of the Tibetan Language
By: de Koros, Alexander Csoma
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"Insulated among inaccessible mountains, the convents of Tibet have remained unregarded and almost unvisited by the scholar and the traveller - nor was it until within these few years conjectured, that in the undisturbed shelter of this region, in a climate proof against the decay and the destructive influences of tropical plains, were to be found, in complete preservation, the volumes of the Buddhist faith, in their original Sanskrit, as well as in faithful translations, which might be sought in vain on the continent of India." from the author's Preface, 1864
Grammar of the Tibetan Language
By: Hannah
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The author has dealt with both literary and colloquial Tibetan mostly in usage around Lhasa. The important and elusive subjects of pronunciation and spelling are given on principles more systematic and accurate, highlighting the subtle distinctions. The so called verb has also been elaborately treated keeping in view the genius of the Tibetan sentence, the construction of which is unique.
Heart Sutra Flash Cards, Tibetan-English
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An easy-to-use learning system for students of the classical Tibetan Language.

This package includes 200 words from the Heart Sutra
Heart Sutra Translation Workbook
Heart Sutra Translation Workbook
By: Tibetan Language Institute
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This text workbook allows the student to get to what H.H. the Dalai Lama calls "the essence of the essence of Buddhism." Re-edited to include English translation, workbook, interlinear translation pages, reading in Tibetan practice pages, line-by-line glossary, and helpful appendices.
Historical Dictionary of Buddhism
By: Charles S. Prebish
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"With a history spanning more than two and a half millennia and over 300 million adherents worldwide, Buddhism is one of humankind's most interesting and populous religions. While a historical dictionary of Buddhism must consider the various periods, events, individuals, circumstances, texts, and concepts from which the history of Buddhism takes its shape, it must also consider the sacred sites in Buddhist geography, the festivals, rites, and rituals that configure Buddhist religious practice, the manifestation of Buddhist religiosity as witnessed in biography, art, and mythology, and the soteriological methods employed by Buddhists throughout their history."
How to Read Classical Tibetan, Vol 1
How to Read Classical Tibetan, Volume 1
By: Craig Preston
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Do you want to read Classical Tibetan? if you know how to read the Tibetan u-chen script and can recognize words, How to Read Classical Tibetan will show you - at your own pace - all the relationships that make Tibetan easy to read. It is a complete language course built around the exposition of a famous Tibetan text on the Summary of the General Path to Buddhahood written at the beginning of the fifteenth century. All the language tools you need are in one place: you won't need a dictionary, because all of the words and particles are defined and explained upon every occurrence; every sentence is completely diagrammed so that you can see how the words and particles are arranged to convey meaning.
How to Read Classical Tibetan, Vol 2
How to Read Classical Tibetan, Volume 2
By: Craig Preston
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The great translators of our era spent years in Asia learning how to read Tibetan. Craig Preston reaches out to those of us who are pursuing the dream of learning how to read Tibetan at home. How to Read Classical Tibetan, Volume Two: Buddhist Tenets continues Preston's ground-breaking series of self-study materials designed for students learning to read Classical Tibetan on their own. This book serves a dual purpose: the student learns both grammar and philosophy at the same time.
Introduction to Classical Tibetan
By: Stephen Hodge
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Classical Tibetan, with origins dating to the seventh century, is the language found in a huge corpus of surviving Tibetan, mostly Buddhist, texts; native Tibetans still employ this language, today, when writing on religious, medical or historical subjects. This book aims to provide a rapid introduction to the main elements of Classical Tibetan, so that students may begin to access for themselves the vast amount of available material.
Introduction to Sanskrit: Part One
By: Thomas Egenes
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For scholars of Buddhism and Hinduism Sanskrit is not a dead language. Used by college Sanskrit programs with efficacy this has proved to be a didactically well-structured and student friendly text. Eighteen chapters of clear explanations take the student in small steps through, study tips, exercises, diagrams, and vocabulary lists helping to unravel classical Sanskrit texts in the original script.
Introduction to Sanskrit: Part Two
Introduction to Sanskrit: Part Two
By: Egenes, Thomas
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For scholars of  Buddhism and Hinduism Sanskrit is not a dead language. Used by the self taught student with efficacy this has proved to be a student friendly text for those taking their first steps into Sanskrit. In Part Two twelve more chapters of clear explanations continue to take the student in small steps through, study tips, exercises, diagrams, and vocabulary lists helping to unravel classical Sanskrit texts in the original script.
Introduction to the Grammar of the Tibetan Language
By: Chandra Das, Sarat
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The present work is designed not only to help the general reader to grasp the grammatical structure of the Tibetan language in his endeavor to study the general literature of Tibet but also the Buddhist scholar who is particularly interested in the vast Tibetan literature which includes almost all the Buddhist works of India. It will prove equally useful for a student of Sanskrit, who will discover herein a key to unlock the immense volumes - faithful translations of the Sanskrit texts - which exist in Tibetan language on the manners, customs, opinions, knowledge, ignorance, superstitions, hopes and fears of the great part of Asia, especially India in former days.
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.
Learning Practical Tibetan
By: Bloomfield & Yanki Tshering
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This is the revised, expanded, and updated version of their Tibetan Phrasebook which was published in 1987. From looking for a room, to visiting a monastery, or bargaining for a bus seat, this new version will make immediate communication with Tibetans, either in Asia or in the west, fun and possible. Suitable for beginners as well as for students familiar with the Tibetan language. Begins with simple but complete grammar so that you can immediately begin to form your own sentences.
Lectures on Tibetan Religious Culture
By: Lhundrup Sopa, Geshe
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Designed as an intermediate Tibetan language textbook, much traditional material is presented in colloquial form, enabling students to learn to talk about Buddhist culture in Tibetan. Volume one deals with such topics as Buddhist training in Tibet, entering a monastery, studying for a gesbe degree and continuing training at a Tantric college. There are also discussions of Buddhist doctrine and its spread in Tibet.
Lonely Planet Tibetan Phrasebook
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Stepping out onto the Barkhor circuit, you're swept along by a sea of chanting pilgrims. You go with the flow as the intriguing procession winds its way clockwise. This pocket companion is full of phrases to help you out in any situation not just discovering Buddhist temples. You'll be talking your way around Tibet in no time.
Manual of Colloquial Tibetan
By: Bell, Charles
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This reprint of Sir Charles Bell's "Manual of Colloquial Tibetan" is a new and immense contribution by the Bibliotheca Himalayica to all students and scholars of Tibetology. One of the most popular and valuable books in this field is now available again, after having been out of print for almost half a century.
Judging by the early reception of the "Manual of Colloquial Tibetan," it was one of the greatest success in the entire field of Tibetan grammar.
Manual of Key Buddhist Terms
By: Lotsawa Kara Paltseg
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Categorization of Buddhist Terminology with Commentary
In order to understand Buddhism clearly, we need to have a good knowledge of Buddhist terminology. This text, written by an 8th century Tibetan translator named Kabu Paltseg, introduces us to a world of definitive Buddhist terminology. In addition to clearly categorizing many key Buddhist terms, the author provides comprehensive lists with commentaries of the terms through which the reader can learn about the world of Buddhism: its psychology, cosmology, philosophical outlook and other aspects.
Manual of Standard Tibetan
Manual of Standard Tibetan
By: Nicolas Tournadre and Sangda Dorje
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The Manual of Standard Tibetan presents the everyday speech of Lhasa as it is currently used in Tibet as well as amongst the Tibetan diaspora. It aims not only to place the language in its natural context, but also to highlight along the way key aspects of Tibetan civilization and Vajrayana Buddhism. The Manual, which consists of forty-one lessons, is illustrated with many drawings and photographs, and also includes two previously unpublished maps. Two CDs provide an essential oral complement to the Manual. A detailed introduction presents a linguistic overview of spoken and written Tibetan, and a lengthy appendix outlines the differences between literary and spoken Tibetan.
Modern Spoken Tibetan Lhasa Dialect
By: Goldstein & Nornang
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With Written Tibetan Appendix. This manual has been prepared for use in an introductory course to the Lhasa Dialect of spoken Tibetan. This dialect was the one used by government officials and is generally understood by all Tibetans. This manual contains three parts. The first contains twenty lessons that comprise the basic patterns of spoken Tibetan and a working vocabulary of about seven hundred words.
Modern Tibetan Language, Vol. 1 (4 CDs)
By: Losang Thonden
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Modern Tibetan Language 1, Lobsang Thonden, Library of Tibetan Works & Archives, 4 CDs, $17.50
Modern Tibetan Language, Vol. 1
Modern Tibetan Language, Vol. 1
By: Lobsang Thonden
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Volume I - The Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, founded by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to preserve and foster the growth of the Tibetan language and culture, is proud to publish the present work, Modern Tibetan Language by Lobsang Thonden, Language Research Scholar at the Library. A comprehensive and up-to-date textbook for teaching Tibetan through the medium of English, the Modern Tibetan Language has been based on the experience gained by the author in his years of teaching Tibetan to many Indian and foreign students.
Modern Tibetan Language
Modern Tibetan Language, Vol. 2 (3 CDs)
By: Losang Thonden
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Some years ago when "Modern Tibetan Language" was published, it was received with great interest and enthusiasm by the students of the Tibetan language everywhere. Many felt that it helped in the basic task of introducing the intricacies of the Tibetan language to a non-Tibetan student in a systematic and intelligent manner. To fulfill the further needs of the students, the author Losang Thonden has tirelessly worked on the second volume of the text covering all the essential lessons of the language. For those students that have found volume one of "Modern Tibetan Language" useful, the second volume will be a boon.
Modern Tibetan Language, Vol. 2
By: Losang Thonden
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Some years ago when "Modern Tibetan Language" was published, it was received with great interest and enthusiasm by the students of the Tibetan language everywhere. Many felt that it helped in the basic task of introducing the intricacies of the Tibetan language to a non-Tibetan student in a systematic and intelligent manner. To fulfill the further needs of the students, the author Losang Thonden has tirelessly worked on the second volume of the text covering all the essential lessons of the language. For those students that have found volume one of "Modern Tibetan Language" useful, the second volume will be a boon.
New English Tibetan Dictionary Karma Monlam
New English Tibetan Dictionary
By: Karma Monlam
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New English Tibetan Dictionary
By: Norbu Chopel
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Please note: Does not have the transliteration of the Tibetan, only Tibetan characters.
New Light English Tibetan Dictionary
By: Dhongthog
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This comprehensive English-Tibetan Dictionary compiled and edited by Dhongthog Tanpi Gyaltshan is much welcomed. It fills an important gap in our presents needs. It is my sincere hope that more learned scholars will come forward, in the near future, and participate actively in making every field of study available in the Tibetan language. It is also my hope that the rich Buddhist philosophy and its deep meanings, which now exist only in the Tibetan language, can be made available to all those who are intersted in them. ------Foreword by H.H. The Dalai Lama
New Plan Tibetan Grammar and Translation
By: Chinjor Pema
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This book is one of the best selling guides intended for the serious students of Tibetan language. The author has compiled the best of methods that he has refined during his two decades of teaching experience at the Department of Central Asian Studies, Panjab University at Chandigarh. Careful attempt has been made to approach Tibetan language through English in a very simple and natural way.
New Tibetan-English Dictionary of Modern Tibetan
By: Goldstein
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The New Tibetan-English Dictionary of Modern Tibetan" surpasses existing dictionaries in both scope and comprehensiveness. Containing over 80,000 lexical items used in political, social, economic, literary, and scientific discourse, this invaluable sourcebook includes the tens of thousands of new words that have been coined or that have come into use since Tibet was incorporated into the People's Republic of China in 1951.
Oxford Dictionary of Buddhism
By: Damien Keown
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With over 2,000 wide-ranging entries, this dictionary is the most up-to-date and comprehensive of its kind. Written by a leading expert in the field and incorporating research by regional specialists, this new dictionary covers both historical and contemporary issues in Buddhism and includes all Buddhist schools and cultures. Elegantly illustrated with line drawings of religious structures, iconography, and ritual objects, The Dictionary of Buddhism includes entries on the history and doctrines of the major Buddhist schools, information on the spread of Buddhism in Asia and the West, and coverage of issues of contemporary concern such as human rights, abortion, euthanasia, and the role of women in Buddhist teachings.
Pattern Drills in Intermediate Conversational Tibetan
By: Liberman, K. and N. Narkyid
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Pattern drills are a method of language learning which restricts the learner to the linguistic world of the language being studied. By requiring the student to think in the language s/he is learning, such drills are an excellent means for students at an intermediate level to make speedy progress. To date, there have been no pattern drills prepared for Tibetan language learning; to help fill this gap the authors have developed this collection.
People of the Prayer Wheel
By: Parmananda Sharma
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People of the Prayer Wheel is a study of Tibetan and Tibetans right from the legendary days of religious kings to the present age. It describes their social and religious beliefs, spiritual development and the unfolding of the saga of Ganden Phodrang under the Great Fifth to the Thirteenth Dalai Lama and its renunciation by the democracy loving H.H. Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama.

Popular Dictionary of Buddhism
By: Humphreys, C.
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This book, a dictionary as well as a glossary, attempts to cover the entire field of Buddhism. Its terms, chosen from seven languages spoken in ten countries in at least ten major schools of Budddhism, are those that readers are most likely to find in books on Buddhism. Also included are brief biographies of eminent Buddhists and scholars from both East and West, which will provide a ready reference to authorities normally cited.
Primer for Classical Literary Tibetan
By: Rockwell, John
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This the second edition of the popular "Primer for Classical Literary Tibetan, which was released in 1985 and, due to its instant popularity, subsequently spread around the world via a spontaneous Xerox lineage. Divided into two volumes, this primer covers all aspects of Tibetan literary grammar in a step by step approach, with reading exercises to complement each lesson. Volume I includes 18 lessons, while Volume II contains short readings meant to enhance the student's understanding of the grammar. Written by John Rockwell, "A Primer for Classical Literary Tibetan" will be a great resource for all students attempting to learn literary Tibetan.
Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism
Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism
By: Robert Buswell and Donald Lopez
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With more than 5,000 entries totaling over a million words, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of Buddhism ever produced in English. It is also the first to cover terms from all of the canonical Buddhist languages and traditions: Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Unlike reference works that focus on a single Buddhist language or school, The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism bridges the major Buddhist traditions to provide encyclopedic coverage of the most important terms, concepts, texts, authors, deities, schools, monasteries, and geographical sites from across the history of Buddhism.
Sanskrit Manual
By: Bucknell, Roderick
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A Quick Reference Guide to the Phonology and Grammar of Classical Sanskrit
This book is a convenient quick-reference guide to the phonology and grammar of Classical Sanskrit. It presents, in easily read tables, essential reference information such as the rules of sandhi, the declensional and conjugational paradigms, and the principal parts of major verbs. Tables make up about two thirds of the book.
Sanskrit-Tibetan-English Dictionary
Sanskrit-Tibetan Dictionary
By: Lokesh Chandra
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The Sanskrit-Tibetan Dictionary is the first lexicographical work to provide the Tibetan equivalents or correspondences of Buddhist Sanskrit words, technical terms, and phrases. It is the reverse of the 19 volumes of the Tibetan-Sanskrit Dictionary. It has 70,000 vocabulary entries in densely printed 800 three-column pages.
Sanskrit-Tibetan-English Vocabulary
Sanskrit-Tibetan-English Vocabulary - set of two
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Say it in Tibetan ( CD included)
By: Norbu Chopel
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With the opening of Tibet to tourism, tourists have felt an urgent need to learn the spoken Tibetan language. This book was written to meet the need for a book dealing exclusively with everyday conversation in Tibetan. The conversations have been grouped according to different situations, so that the user can refer to them easily depending on his need.
Sherpa-English and English-Sherpa Dictionary
Sherpa-English and English-Sherpa Dictionary with Literary Tibetan and Nepali Equivalents
By: Nicolas Tournadre, Lhakpa Norbu Sherpa, Gyurme Chodrak and Guillaume Oisel
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"The Sherpa-English and English-Sherpa Dictionary (SEESD) is the product of a very fruitful collaboration between two Sherpa scholars and two European linguists who are specialists in the Tibetic languages. The SEESD is the only Sherpa dictionary which provides both Tibetan and Nepali equivalents as well as the Tibetan etymology. Sherpa words are presented in a romanization system with a notation of tones.
Short practical Grammar of the Tibetan Language
By: H. A. Jaschke
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With special reference to the spoken dialects

This Compendium Edition contains a facsimile of the original publication in manuscript, the first printed version of 1883, and the alter Addenda published with the Third Edition.
Sino-Tibetan Languages
By: Graham Thurgood & Randy Lapolla
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There are more native speakers of Sino- Tibetan languages than of any other language family in the world. Our records of these languages are among the oldest for any human language, and the amount of active research on them, both diachronic and synchronic, has multiplied in the last decades. This volume covers the better-described languages, but with comments on the subgroups in which they occur. Ine addition to a number of modern languages, there ares on the descriptions of several ancient languages.
Speak Fluent Tibetan (2nd Edition)
By: Dr. Chok Tenzin Monlam
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Speak Fluent Tibetan is a researched and trialled work done at the Library of Tibetan Works and.Archives for the last four years. The students love this book for the progress of their spoken Tibetan. Learning a new language can be daunting. However, by easily mastering some basic speech patterns, and then using them in our day-to-day life, were soon able to gain the confidence and inspiration we need to go further on the journey. The best way to learn to speak Tibetan is by speaking Tibetan!
Speak Tibetan the Tibetan Way
By: Nyima Dekyi
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This book is designed and structured for the intermediate level of the LTWA's Tibetan as a foreign language course. The author has based it on Lhasa dialect and it skillfully covers the colloquial, honorific and non honorific and other intricacies of the Tibetan Language, all of which can be studied simultaneously. This book will also be of great help to young Tibetans who are interested in learning spoken Tibetan.

Speak Tibetan: Like a Tibetan
Speak Tibetan: Like a Tibetan
By: Dhondup Tsering
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Student's English-Sanskrit Dictionary
By: Apte
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The present dictionary includes general terms of all sciences and those technical terms that could be duly represented by Sanskrit equivalents actually existing in that language. Quotations from the works of famous authors have been included to render the meaning of a word easily intelligible.

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Student's Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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The present Dictionary meets the long-felt need of the English knowing reader who is interested in the study of Sanskrit. This dictionary covers a very large area-Epics Puranas, Smritis, Darsanas. Philosophy, Rhetoric, Poetry, Sciences.
Textbook of Colloguial Tibetan
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Textbook of Modern Colloquial Tibetan Conversations
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This collection of informal conversations is intended for students of Tibetan language who can read, but require more experience of the colloquial language. The conversations deal with a number of every-day situations and present patterns that are easily adapted to other circumstances.
Tibetan - English Dictionary of Buddhist Culture CD-Rom, V3
By: Rangjung Yeshe
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Version 3 on CD-ROm 1979-2003

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For PC only, Not Mac compatible. 

Tibetan - English Dictionary of Buddhist Culture CD-Rom, V3,  Rangjung Yeshe, $40.00.

Dictionary of Tibetan Medicine and Astrology
Tibetan - English Dictionary of Tibetan Medicine and Astrology
By: Tsering Thakchoe Drungtso
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The first dictionary of its kind with over 7000 terms clearly and simply defined.  Includes transliteration, phonetics, many Sanskrit equivalents, common English word, botanical terms and latin names.  Accessible style avoids unnecessary jargon.
Tibetan - Tibetan Dictionary, 2 vols Bod kyi tshig mdzod chen mo
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Tibetan - Tibetan Dictionary, 2 volumes, Bod kyi tshig mdzod chen mo, Paperback, 2388 + 1191 Pages

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Tibetan Calligraphy: How to Write the Alphabet and More
Tibetan Calligraphy: How to Write the Alphabet and More
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Traditionally very difficult to learn, Tibetan calligraphy is usually done with brush. This unique book guides the reader step-by-step to using a standard calligraphy pen to create beautiful Tibetan-language calligraphy. Includes many prayers, mantras, and common phrases to copy.

Tibetan Flash Cards, Levels I and II
Tibetan Flash Cards, Levels I and II
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An easy-to-use learning system for students of the classical Tibetan Language.

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Tibetan Flash Cards, Tibetan-English Dharma
Tibetan Flash Cards, Tibetan-English Dharma Vocabulary
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371 Tibetan words and phrases of Buddhist and other terminology, including over 300 word
Tibetan Language Pre-Primer
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Learning to Read the Short Chenrezik Sadhana
Are you interested in learning to read Tibetan, but don't know where to start? Have you been frustrated by the lack of availability of very easy, very basic instructional materials? Here's a book that has been specially developed to meet your needs!
Tibetan Language, Literature and Grammar
By: Sangye Tandar Naga
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This book has been compiled to familarize and acquaint English readers with the Tibetan words and phrases that are found in Tibetan characters or transliterations while reading Tibetan Manuscripts. Also this work is intended to help the Tibetans and non-Tibetans who will study Tibetan grammar.
Tibetan Proverb
Tibetan Proverbs
By: Lhamo Pemba
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This extensive collection of Tibetan proverbs offers a precious insight into the wisdom, humour and traditions of Tibet. With subject matters ranging from the natural landscape and livelihood of the people to human personality traits and the tenets of Buddhist philosophy, these sayings reflect the values and attitudes of the people who coined them and of their community.

Tibetan Proverbs, Compiled by Lhamo Pemba, 221 pages, $9.

Tibetan Quadrisyllabics: Phrases and Idioms
By: Sangye Naga
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Tibetan Quadrisyllabics, Phrases and Idioms is a compilation of Tibet's rich repository of idioms and phrases. These are the important eIements of the Tibetan language which creates its life, beauty and melody.
This book aims to bridge the gap between the literary and colloquial world.
Tibetan Sadhana Vocabulary
Tibetan Sadhana Vocabulary
By: Cathy Kielsmeier
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Translated Words of Seven Buddhist Sadhanas
Would you like to understand the Tibetan words in your Buddhist Sadhana?
This book is a guide for beginning to develop a sadhana vocabulary, an easier task than you might think. Based on a count of all the words in seven well known peaceful sadhanas, you will find that only 150 words are found in many of them - that's a manageable number to learn! If you want to learn the words in all seven sadhanas, there are only about 600 more. Or, you can quickly select out words from your favorite sadhana, even just the words in its visualization section.
Tibetan Verb Lexicon
By: Hackett
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Verbs, Classes and Syntactic Frames
This is the first Tibetan-English verb resource to be published in more than thirty years. It is a verb dictionary containing extensive lexical information. More than a mere translation of existing works, this lexicon was compiled employing statistical techniques and data, draws on sources spanning the 1,200 years of Tibet’s classical literature and covering all major lineages.
Tibetan-English Buddhist Historical Glossary
Tibetan-English Buddhist Historical Glossary
By: Dass, S. C.
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The need for a desperately printed Tibetan-English Glossary on historical terms has long been felt, both by enquiries and advanced students. The present book gives words in Tibetan script, transliteration, Sanskrit equivalent and the meaning in English.
Tibetan-English Dictionary
Tibetan-English Dictionary
By: Chandra Das, Sarat
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A Tibetan-English Dictionary with Sanskrit synonyms.
Tibetan-English Dictionary
By: Chandra Das, Sarat
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Compiled from a large number of Tibetan and Sanskrit works, A Tibetan - English Dictionary represents the author's 12 year arduous labour. Here the Tibetan words are given in alphabetical order, with their accepted Sanskrit equivalents, followed by the English meaning. All technical terms from Sanskrit and Tibetan Buddhist works are illustrated and modern Tibetan words have been included.
Tibetan-English Dictionary
By: Jaschke, H.
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The present Dictionary is an attempt to give a rational account of values and meanings of words in Tibetan language, to distinguish the various transitions in periods of literature and varieties of dialect, and to make sure of each step by the help of accurate and copious illustrations and examples.

The author has not restricted himself only to the Classical Period of the Tibetan literature. He has endeavoured to deal with the Tibetan language as a whole.
Tibetan-English Dictionary of Buddhist Terminology
By: Rigzin Tsepak
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Based on the 'Great Volume of Precise Understanding' bye brag tu rtogs par byed pa chen mo - Mahavyutpatti drawn up by Tibetan translators in the ninth century at the instigation of the Tibetan Dharma-King Tri Ralpa-Chen and supplemented from the collected works of various Tibetan lamas, this Tibetan-English Dictionary of Buddhist terminology contains 6000 main entries and over 8000 sub-entries. Sanskrit equivalents of terms are given wherever possible in romanised transliterated form. The English definitions largely reflect the mode of oral translation evolved in the Buddhist Philosophy classes at the Library of Tibetan Works & Archives.
Tibetan-English Dictionary
Tibetan-English Dictionary
By: Stewart Buck
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"The primary purpose of the present dictionary is to provide full and accurate definitions of the vocabulary used in current publications in the Tibetan language, especially those appearing in Communist China. This does not mean, however, that either the colloquial language or the special vocabulary of the Tibetan classics will be ignored. In fact, a deliberate effort was made throughout our research to include all common colloquial terms which have been generally accepted by experienced Tibetan linguists. In addition, a great deal of Buddhistic, mythological and astrological terminology has been included, for such vocabulary is deeply rooted in Tibetan culture." Excerpt from the Introduction
Tibetan-Sanskrit Dictionary, 6 Volumes
By: Negi
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