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Goldstein: A History of Modern Tibet. 3 Volume set, Paperback

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  • A History of Modern Tibet.
  • by Goldstein, Melvyn C.
  • Volume 1: A History of Modern Tibet, 1913-1951. The Demise of the Lamaist State. Pb., c. 936 pages.
  • Volume 2: A History of Modern Tibet, 1951-1955. The Calm Before the Storm. Pb., 639 pages.
  • Volume 3: A History of Modern Tibet, 1955-1957. The Storm Clouds Descend. Pb., xxxv, 547 pages. 9.00 H x 1.75 D x 6.25 W inches.
  • Printed in India.

Trungpa: Shambhala. The Sacred Path of the Warrior. Paperback

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  • Shambhala. The Sacred Path of the Warrior.
  • By Trungpa, Chogyam.
  • Pb., 216 pages, illustrations, 229 x 152 mm.
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Batchelor: Buddhism without Beliefs. pb

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  • Buddhism without Beliefs.
  • By Batchelor, Stephen
  • Paperback, 144 pages, 198 x 118 mm. 1998
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Beckwith: Empires of the Silk Road: A History of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the Present. Paperback

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  • Empires of the Silk Road: A History of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the Present
  • Christopher I. Beckwith 2011
  • Paperback, 504 pages, illustrations, 216 x 140 mm
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Bibliotheca Indo-Tibetica Series: Volume 49 (XLIX): Aryatriskandhasutram and Its Three Commentaries by Acarya Nagarjuna, Jitari and Dipamkarasrijnana. Hardback

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  • Aryatriskandhasutram and Its three Commentaries
  • by Acarya Nagarjuna, Jitari and Dipamkarasrijnana. Restored, translated and critically edited by Lobsang Dorjee (Rabling)
  • 2 parts in one volume: many line illustrations, 3 colour plates. Part 1: xlii, 282 pages with text in Sanskrit. Part 2: 378 pages with text in Sanskrit. 2001

Bibliotheca Indo-Tibetica Series: Volume 50 (L): Catuhstavah of Acarya Nagarjuna. Hardback

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  • Catuhstavah of Acarya Nagarjuna. Hardback
  • Sanskrit text with Tibetan version and Hindi translation. Translated and critically edited by Gyaltsen Namdol, Acarya. Prof. Ram Shankar Tripathi, Supervisor
  • Part 1: 117 pages with text in Sanskrit. Part 2: 114 pages with text in Sanskrit, with a list of abreviations. 2001

Chakrabarti: Trans-Himalayan Trade. A Retrospect. (1774-1914) In Quest of Tibet's Identity. Cloth

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  • Trans-Himalayan Trade. A Retrospect. (1774-1914) In Quest of Tibet's Identity. Cloth
  • Phanindra Nath Chakrabarti. 139 pages, with a glossary, map, index. 1990

Coleman: The Tibetan Book of the Dead: First Complete Translation. Paperback

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  • The Tibetan Book of the Dead: First Complete Translation
  • Graham Coleman, Thupten Jinpa (eds.)
  • "Extraordinary ...this work will be a source of inspiration and support to many" - His Holiness the Dalai Lama. One of the greatest works created by any culture and overwhelmingly the most influential of all Tibetan Buddhist texts in the West, "The Tibetan Book of the Dead" has had a number of distinguished translations, but strangely all of these have been partial abridgements. Now the entire text has not only been made available in English but in a translation of quite remarkable clarity and beauty.
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Dalai Lama: The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Inner Peace: The Essential Life and Teachings

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  • The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Inner Peace: The Essential Life and Teachings
  • Dalai Lama XIV 2009
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
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Das: A Tibetan-English Dictionary. With Sanskrit Synonyms. hb.

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  • Tibetan-English Dictionary. With Sanskrit Synonyms.
  • Sarat Chandra Das.
  • Hardback, Bibliography, xii, 340pp., Royal 4vo.
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Dash: Formulary of Tibetan Medicine. Cloth

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  • Formulary of Tibetan Medicine. Cloth. 18x25cm
  • by Vaidya Bhagwan Dash
  • xlviii, 453 pages, with 23 black-white illustrations, bibliography and index. 1988

Dreyfus: The Sound of Two Hands Clapping. The Education of a Tibetan Monk. Paperback

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  • Sound of Two Hands Clapping. The Education of a Tibetan Monk. Paperback
  • Georges B.J. Dreyfus
  • 416 pages, 14 photo's. 2003. An insider's account of day-to-day life inside a Tibetan monastery, this text reveals to Western audiences the details of monastic education.

Evans-Wentz: Tibetan Book of the Dead. Paperback

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  • Tibetan Book of the Dead. Paperback
  • by W.Y. Evans-Wentz. With new Foreword and Afterword by Donald S. Lopez, Jr
  • 264 pages

Evans-Wentz: Tibet's Great Yogi Milarepa. Paperback

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  • Tibet's Great Yogi Milarepa. Paperback
  • By  W. Y. Evans-Wentz
  • 316 pages, with 1 colour illustration. 3rd revised edition. 2000
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Faure: Unmasking Buddhism. Pb

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  • Unmasking Buddhism.
  • Bernard Faure 2009
  • Paperback, 168 pages, 190 x 141 mm
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Finckh: Foundations of Tibetan Medicine. According to the book rGyud bzi. Volume 1. Cloth.

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  • Foundations of Tibetan Medicine. According to the book rGyud bzi. Volume 1. Cloth, 17x25cm
  • Elisabeth Finckh
  • 103 pages, with some illustrations. 1978

Fisher: Art of Tibet. Paperback

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  • Art of Tibet
  • Robert E. Fisher
  • 224 pages, 180 illustrations, 93 in colour, 210 x 149 mm, 500 grams
  • Tibet has produced some of the most distinctive art in the world, with qualities which set it apart from other Buddhist and Asian art. The author of this volume seeks to unravel the intertwined relationship between the art and the spiritual life of the region - a pantheon of variety and complexity. From the Potala in Lhasa - one of the world's greatest religious complexes - to painting, sculpture, manuscripts, silk embroidery and a highly developed tradition of portraiture and ritual objects, Tibet's unique artistic culture is explored.
    The cultural history of Tibet is traced from the foundation of the kingdom to its place in the contemporary art world.
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Gampopa: The Jewel Ornament of Liberation: The Wish-Fulfilling Gem of the Noble Teachings. Paperback

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  • Jewel Ornament of Liberation: The Wish-Fulfilling Gem of the Noble Teachings.
  • by Gampopa / Gyaltshen, / Chodron, Ani K. Trinlay (Editor).
  • Paperback, 476 pages. 1998
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Gordon: Tibetan Religious Art. Hardcover

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  • Tibetan Religious Art. Hardcover
  • Antoinette K. Gordon
  • xvi, 104 pages, ca. 100 illustrations, some in colour. Bibliography, index. 1952, 1997

Harvey: An Introduction to Buddhism : Teachings, History and Practices. Paperback

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  • An Introduction to Buddhism. Teachings, History and Practices.
  • P. Harvey.
  • Paperback, 547 pages, 17 b/w illus. 2 maps 11 tables, 228 x 152 mm.
  • Second edition,
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Hedin: Trans-Himalaya. Discoveries and Adventures in Tibet. In 3 Volumes. Cloth with dustcover

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  • Trans-Himalaya. Discoveries and Adventures in Tibet. In 3 Volumes. Hb.
  • Sven Hedin
  • Volume 1: xxiv, 436 pages, with 188 illustrations from photographs, watercolour sketches, and drawings by the author, and 7 maps. Volume 2: xvii, 441 pages, with 200 illustrations  from photographs, watercolour sketches, and drawings by the author, and 3 maps. Volume  3: xv, 426 pages, with 155 illustrations from photographs, watercolour sketches, and drawings by the author, and 4 maps. Reprint of the 1912? edition. Note: In all copies of this Indian reprint, pages 49 and 50 of volume 1 are blank.

Jäschke / Jaschke: A Tibetan-English Dictionary. Paperback

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  • Tibetan-English Dictionary. Paperback
  • H. A. Jaschke
  • 704 pages. Reprint, 2003. Assembled by a missionary in Tibet during the mid-nineteenth century, this dictionary has an outstanding reputation and remains an important resource for students of the language and a convenient reference for travellers. Practical ....

Kapstein: The Tibetans. Hardback

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  • The Tibetans
  • Matthew T. Kapstein 2006
  • Hardback, 384 pages, 240 x 163 mm
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Lopez: Prisoners of Shangri-La. Paperback

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  • Prisoners of Shangri-La
  • Donald S. Lopez
  • Paperback, 290 pages, 230 x 152 mm, 410 grams
  • Donald Lopez provides in this book a cultural history of the strange encounter between Tibetan Buddhism and the West. He reveals fanciful misconceptions of Tibetan life and religion, examines the movement for independence from China and the politics of the term "Lamaism", a pejorative synonym for Tibetan Buddhism. The book aims to present more than pop-culture anomalies, the history of Tibet presented is embedded in scholarly sources, and constitute a union of both the popular and academic.
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Lopez: Religions of Tibet in Practice. Abridged Edition. Paperback

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  • Religions of Tibet in Practice. Abridged Edition. Paperback
  • edited by Donald S. Lopez
  • 440 pages. 2007

Lopez: The Madman's Middle Way : Reflections on Reality of the Tibetan Monk Gendun Chopel. Pb

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  • The Madman's Middle Way: Reflections on Reality of the Tibetan Monk Gendun Chopel.
  • Donald S. Lopez 2007
  • Paperback, 264 pages, 228 x 153 mm
  • Gendun Chopel is considered the most important Tibetan intellectual of the twentieth century. His life spanned the two defining moments in modern Tibetan history: the entries into Lhasa by British troops in 1904 and by Chinese troops in 1951. Recognized as an incarnate lama while he was a child, Gendun Chopel excelled in the traditional monastic curriculum and went on to become expert in fields as diverse as philosophy, history, linguistics, geography, and tantric Buddhism.
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Lopez: The Tibetan Book of the Dead: A Biography. Hardback

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  • The Tibetan Book of the Dead: A Biography.
  • Donald S. Lopez 2011
  • Hardback, 192 pages, 190 x 114 mm
  • '"The Tibetan Book of the Dead" is not really Tibetan, it is not really a book, and it is not really about death'. In this compelling introduction and short history, Lopez tells the strange story of how a relatively obscure and malleable collection of Buddhist texts of uncertain origin came to be so revered - and so misunderstood - in the West. The central character in this story is Walter Evans-Wentz (1878-1965), an eccentric scholar and spiritual seeker from Trenton, New Jersey, who, despite not knowing the Tibetan language and never visiting the country, crafted and named "The Tibetan Book of the Dead".
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McMahan: The Making of Buddhist Modernism. Hardback

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  • The Making of Buddhist Modernism
  • McMahan, David L. 2008
  • Hardback, 310 pages, 15 halftones, 240 x 165 mm. In this book, David McMahan offers the first comprehensive attempt to chart the development of "modern Buddhism." His position is critical but empathetic: while he presents modern Buddhism as a construction of numerous parties with varying interests, he does not reduce it to a mistake, a misrepresentation, or a fabrication. Rather, he presents modern Buddhism as a complex historical process constituted by a variety of responses - sometimes trivial, often profound - to some of the most important concerns of the modern era.
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Myers: Temple, Household, Horseback: Rugs of the Tibetan Plateau. Paperback

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  • Temple, Household, Horseback: Rugs of the Tibetan Plateau. Paperback
  • Diana K. Myers
  • 109 pages, with index, glossary, 480 illustrations, maps. 1984

Powers: Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism. Pb

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  • Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism.
  • John Powers. 591 p. ; 9.25 H x 1.25 D x 6.00 W inches
  • This is the most comprehensive and authoritative introduction to Tibetan Buddhism available to date, covering a wide range of topics, including history, doctrines, meditation, practices, schools, religious festivals, and major figures. The revised edition contains expanded discussions of recent Tibetan history and tantra and incorporates important new publications in the field. Beginning with a summary of the Indian origins of Tibetan Buddhism and how it eventually was brought to Tibet, it explores Tibetan Mahayana philosophy and tantric methods for personal transformation. The four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism, as well as Bön, are explored in depth from a nonsectarian point of view. This new and expanded edition is a systematic and wonderfully clear presentation of Tibetan Buddhist views and practices.
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Rinpoche: The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. Paperback

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  • Tibetan Book of Living and Dying : A Spiritual Classic from One of the Foremost Interpreters of Tibetan Buddhism to the West. Paperback
  • By Sogyal Rinpoche. 464 pages. 2008
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Schaeffer: Sources of Tibetan Tradition. Paperback

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  • Sources of Tibetan Tradition.
  • Kapstein & Schaeffer 2013
  • Paperback, 856 pages, 2 maps, 235 x 155 mm
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Schaeffer: The Culture of the Book in Tibet. Pb

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  • The Culture of the Book in Tibet.
  • Schaeffer, Kurtis R.
  • Paperback, 264 pages, 229 x 152 mm. 2014
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Schaik: Tibet. A History. Paperback

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  • Tibet. A History.
  • Sam van Schaik 2011
  • Paperback, 336 pages, 24 black-&-white illustrations, 234 x 156 mm
  • explores the emergence of Tibetan Buddhism and the rise of the Dalai Lamas, Tibet's entanglement in the 'Great Game' in the early twentieth century, its submission to Chinese Communist rule in the 1950s, and the troubled times of recent decades. Tibet sheds light on the country's complex relationship with China and explains often-misunderstood aspects of its culture, such as reborn lamas, monasteries and hermits, "The Tibetan Book of the Dead", and the role of the Dalai Lama. Van Schaik works through the layers of history and myth to create a compelling narrative.
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Shakya: The Dragon in the Land of Snows : The History of Modern Tibet Since 1947. Pb

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  • The Dragon in the Land of Snows : The History of Modern Tibet Since 1947.
  • Tsering Shakya
  • Paperback, c. 624 pages, 234 x 153 mm.
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Stone: Readings of the Lotus Sutra. Paperback

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  • Readings of the Lotus Sutra.
  • Edited by: Stone, Jacqueline; Teiser, Stephen F.
  • Pb., 304 pages, 10 illus., 229 x 152 mm.
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Studholme: The Origins of Om Manipadme Hum : A Study of the Karandavyuha Sutra. Pb

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  • The Origins of Om Manipadme Hum. A Study of the Karandavyuha Sutra
  • Studholme, Alexander 2002
  • Paperback, 232 pages, 229 x 146 mm
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Suzuki: The Lankavatara Sutra: A Mahayana text. hb

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  • The Lankavatara Sutra: A Mahayana text.
  • D.T. Suzuki. From the original Sanskrit, with a foreword by Moti Lal Pandit
  • The present translation of D.T. Suzuki is based upon the Sanskrit edition of Bunyu Nanjo (1923). The Lankavatara Sutra reflects those fundamental themes of Buddhism which the Mahayana in general cherishes and upholds. It looks at existence from the absolute and relative realms, and thinks that suffering will be experienced so long as one confines oneself to the realm of the relative. Since the relative cannot be ultimately realm, it has to be seen as nothing more than a projection of the mind. As to how to realize the ultimate truth of unity the text resorts to general Mahayana theory of Buddhalogy in which the Buddha is seen as the ultimate ontological principle. In order to realize unity with this ontic principle, we have to make use of such methods, which though relative, terminate in the realization of Enlightenment, These methods are spoken of as Skilful Means. As a spiritual manual, the text points out as to how the Bodhisattvas, on account of their unlimited compassion for sentient beings, work for the salvation of all. While delineating on the theme of Bodhisattvas, the text thereby speaks about the ten vows of a Bodhisattva. It is in incarnating these vows of a Bodhisattva. It is in incarnating these vows within that a real turn-about or spiritual transformation occurs, and thereby are uprooted the roots of ignorance. The text, thus, offers a spiritual banquet to those who want to taste the bliss eternal. Printed Pages: 356.
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Tachikawa: Five Hundred Buddhist Deities. Cloth

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  • Five Hundred Buddhist Deities. Cloth
  • Musashi Tachikawa, Masahide Mori and Shinobu Yamaguchi
  • 565 pages, bibliography, index. 2000. Reproduction of "Five Hundred Deities of Narthang" in an enlarged size. In this book each square of a folio is seperated and enlarged together with the mantra of each deity

Tachikawa: Three Hundred and Sixty Buddhist Deities. Original Title of the Collection: Chu Fo P'u-sa Sheng Hsiang Tsan. Cloth

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  • Three Hundred and Sixty Buddhist Deities. Cloth. Original Title of the Collection: Chu Fo P'u-sa Sheng Hsiang Tsan. 19x25 cm
  • Musashi Tachikawa, Masahide Mori, Shinobu Yamaguchi
  • 389 pages. List of Masters and Deities, Figures and Eulogies, Index. 360 illustrations. 2001

Tucci: Gyantse and Its Monasteries. In 3 volumes. Cloth

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  • Gyantse and Its Monasteries. In 3 volumes. Cloth
  • Giuseppe Tucci
  • Part 1: General Description of the Temples. xxv, 300 pages, with some illustrations, fold-out page. Part 2: Inscriptions. Texts and Translations. 339 pages, index. Part 3: Ca. 200 Plates with 397 photo's, 8 pages with list of the plates. First published in Italian in 1941, English translation 1989. Price for the complete 3-volume-set:

Weidert: Tibeto-Burman Tonology. A comparative analysis. Hardback

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  • Tibeto-Burman Tonology. A comparative analysis. Hardback
  • by Alfons Weidert
  • xvii, 512 pages 1987. This monograph lays the foundation for a prosodological theory of Tibeto-Burman languages within a comparative and reconstructional framework. It is primarily based on data collections of mostly unknown languages on which the author worked for more than 10 years on several projects. This study of tonology represents a contribution not only to the historical-comparative study of Tibeto-Burman, but also to the larger field of linguistic theory