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1 108 Buddhist Statues in Tibet: Evolution of Tibetan Sculptures

Ulrich Von Schroeder

Serindia Publications, London, UK, 2008, 1932476385 / 9781932476385, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 240 x 345 Mm 
Mostly unknown to the outside world, the temples and storerooms of Tibetís monasteries shelter a great number of ancient Buddhist objects. Not only are there a great number of Buddhist sculptures and paintings produced by Tibetan artists, but included also are rare examples originating from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Burma, and China. These images have withstood sometimes more than one thousand years of warfare and other calamities. Despite a growing number of books dealing with various aspects of Tibetan culture and religion, most publications have the shortcoming that they are almost exclusively illustrated with objects scattered worldwide in private and public collections. A notable exception is the two-volume chronicle Buddhist Sculptures in Tibet, published in 2001 by this author. However, it is monumental in scale and there is a need for a more affordable condensed edition. 108 Buddhist Statues in Tibet not only fills the need for such a volume, but also provides additional research and recently photographed discoveries. It is a comprehensive yet accessible guide to the stylistic development of Buddhist sculptures in Tibet. By using existing examples in monasteries, it also acts as a catalogue record of these objects that helps to ensure these objects remain there in the foreseeable future. This will enable future generations of scholars to do additional research with the same objects, unlike objects in private collections that are usually sold after some years. The book also includes a DVD of digital photographs of the 108 statues illustrated in this book and of the 419 most important Buddhist sculptures in the collection of the Jo khang / Lhasa gTsug lag khang. Some 311 of them were previously published in Buddhist Sculptures in Tibet. The remaining 108 sculptures will be illustrated in Jokhang Tibetís Most Sacred Temple, edited by Gyurme Dorje (to be published by Thames & Hudson). These 527 digital photographs can be downloaded free of charge by anyone, regardless whether for personal use or for publication. It is the hope of the author that other scholars will take use of this opportunity to publish some of these wonderful Buddhist sculptures. Printed Pages: 212 with 120 colour illustrations. 027808

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2 A Glossary of Ayurveda, Tibetan and Unani Medicines

Sri Satguru Publications

Sri Satguru Publications, New Delhi, India, 81-7030-598-5 / 9788170305989, New, 
035284

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3 A Grammar of the Tibetan Language

Alexander Csoma De Koros

Sri Satguru Publications/Indian Books Centre, New Delhi, Indias, 81-7030-055-X / 9788170300557, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 
Printed Page: 254. 034027

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A History of Modern Tibet, 1913-51: The Demise of the Lamaist State, Melvyn C. Goldstein
4 A History of Modern Tibet, 1913-51: The Demise of the Lamaist State

Melvyn C. Goldstein

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2007, 81-215-0582-8 / 9788121505826, First Indian Edition, Hardbound, New, New, 14 Cms x 22 Cms 
Tibet's loss of independence to Communist China in 1951 has been the subject of bitterly competing views. Melvyn Goldstein's authoritative and comprehensive study presents a detailed, non-partisan account of the events that led to the demise of the Lamaist state. Printed Pages: 934. 033300

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5 A History of Modern Tibet, Volume 2: The Calm Before the Storm, 1951-1955

Melvyn C. Goldstein

Dev Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi, India, 2012, 9789381406045, Reprint, Paperback, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 639. 037691

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6 A History of Western Tibet (including Ladakh)

A.H.Francke

Asian Educational Services, New Delhi, India, 1995, 8120610431 / 9788120610439, Reprint, Hard Cover, New, 
Printed pages: 192 alongwith 27 plates and 4 maps. 034735

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7 A Lower Ladakhi Version of the Kesar Saga

A.H.Francke

Asian Educational Services, New Delhi, India, 2000, 8120615077 / 9788120615076, Reprint, Hard Cover, New, 
Printed pages: 500. 034736

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8 A Stairway Taken By the Lucid: Tsong Kha Pa's Study of Noble Beings (Sata-Pitaka Series: Indo-Asian Literatures Volume 643)

James B. Apple

Aditya Prakashan, New Delhi, India, 2013, 817742131X / 9788177421316, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 16 x 24 Cm 
Printed Pages: 222. 037916

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9 A Survey of Bonpo Monasteries and Temples in Tibet and the Himalaya

Samten G. Karmay and Yasuhiko Nagano (eds)

Saujanya Publications, New Delhi, India, 2008, 81-86561-03-X / 9788186561034, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 19 Cms x 25 Cms 
Printed Pages: 883 with numerous b/w figures and folding maps. 031936

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A Tibetan Eye-view of Indian Philosophy: Being English trans. Of a portion from Thu'ubkwan's blo-bzang-chos-kyi-nyi-mi's Gurumatha with introduction and Notes, Kewal Krishan Mittal
10 A Tibetan Eye-view of Indian Philosophy: Being English trans. Of a portion from Thu'ubkwan's blo-bzang-chos-kyi-nyi-mi's Gurumatha with introduction and Notes

Kewal Krishan Mittal

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 1984, 81-215-0108-3 / 9788121501088, First Edition, Hardbound, New, New, 14 Cms x 22 Cms 
A Tibetan Eye-view of Indian philosophy is a translation of Grub' Mtha Shel Gyi Me Long i.e. Section I of the complete works of Thu'U bkwan blo-bzang Chos Kyi-Nyi-ma, 16th century savant scholar of Tibet. It is presented herewith an introduction and notes. It is a view that is both interesting and instructive in being appreciative yet critical. The notes are not super-added but are based on information provided mostly by the Tibetan sources. Printed Pages: 227. 000523

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11 Altar of the Earth: The Life, Land and Spirit of Tibet

Peter Gold

Snow Lion Publications, Boston, USA, 1987, 0-937938-44-0 / 9780937938447, First Edition, Paperback, Very Good, 16 x 24 Cm 
Printed Pages: 221. Slightly rubbed cover. 018657

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12 An Introduction to the Grammar of the Tibetan Language

Sarat Chandra Das

Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 8120812115 / 9788120812116, First Edition, New, 
030622

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13 Art of Tibet

Robert E. Fisher

Thames & Hudson, London, UK, 1997, 0-500-20308-3 / 9780500203088, First Edition, Paperback, New, 15 Cms x 21 Cms 
Tibet has produced some of the most distinctive and creative art in the world, with striking qualities that set it apart from other Buddhist and Asian art. With the spread of Buddhism in the West, inspired by the leadership of the exiled Dalai Lama, and the controversy over Tibetís status, interest in this mysterious land has never been greater. Robert Fisher focuses on the relationship between the art and the spiritual life of the region, which is reflected by a pantheon unexcelled in its variety and complexity. From the Potala in Lhasa ?one of the worldís greatest religious complexes ?to painting, sculpture, manuscripts, silk embroidery and its highly developed tradition of portraiture and ritual objects, Tibetís unique artistic culture is vividly presented in this compelling study. Printed Pages: 224 with 180 illustrations, 93 in colour. 010365

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14 Arya Dravida Vidyaraja: 'Phags Pa 'Gro Ldin Ba'i Rig Snags Kyi Rgyal Po

Bhakti De (ed.)

The Asiatic Society, Kolkata, India, 2009, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 108. 036306

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15 Aspects of Buddhist Culture from Tibetan Sources

Dr Anukul Chandra Banerjee

Firma KLM Private Ltd., Calcutta, India, 1984, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 14 x 22 Cm 
Printed pages: 122. 032713

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16 Aspects of Buddhist Culture from Tibetan Sources

Dr Anukul Chandra Banerjee

Firma KLM Private Ltd., Calcutta, India, 1984, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 14 x 22 Cm 
Printed pages: 122. 023838

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17 Atisa and Tibet: Life and Works of Dipamkara Srijnana in Relation to the History and Religion of Tibet with Tibetan Sources

Alaka Chattopadhyaya; Lama Chimpa (trs)

Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 8120809289 / 9788120809284, First Edition, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
029480

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18 Bhavanakrama of Kamalasila

Parmanand Sharma (trs); Foreword By H.H. The Dalai Lama

Aditya Prakashan, New Delhi, India, 1997, 81-86471-15-4 / 9788186471159, First Edition, Paperback, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
Printed Pages: 125. 035784

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19 Bon Po Hidden Treasures: A Catalogue of Gter Ston Bde Chen Gling Pa's Collected Revelations

Jean-Luc Achard

Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands, 2004, 90-04-13835-8 / 9789004138353, First Edition, Hard Cover, Brand New, 16.5 x 25 Cm 
New Bon promises to become an important focus of interest among academic Tibetologists in the coming years. This unique, first-ever English-language volume on Tibetís New Bon religion (14th century onwards) contains the full catalogue of the collected rediscovered teachings revealed by bDe chen gling pa, an important Bon po master of the second part of the 19th century in Eastern Tibet. Belonging to a later period of development within the various lineages of New Bon, bDe chen gling stands as an essential link between this tradition and that of the Ris med movement of the late 19th century. The annotated catalogue of the thirteen volume collection mostly covers tantric and rDzogs chen (Great Perfection) texts barely known outside native libraries. Printed Pages: 328. 012663

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20 Born in Tibet

Chogyam Trungpa, The Eleventh Trungpa Tulku as Told to Esme Cramer Roberts; Forewords By The Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Marco Pallis

Shambhala, Boston, USA, 1999, 1-56957-105-8 / 9781569571057, First Edition, Paperback, New, 14 x 22 Cm 
Printed Pages: 280 with numerous b/w illustrations. 018652

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21 Buddha's Not Smiling: Uncovering Corruption at the Heart of Tibetan Buddhism Today

Erik D. Curren

Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 8120833317 / 9788120833319, First Edition, New, 15 x 23 Cm 
033667

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22 Buddhism in Kashmir (Indo-Asian Literatures: Volume 639)

Nirmala Sharma (Ed.) & Dr. Karan Singh (frwd)

Aditya Prakashan, New Delhi, India, 2012, 8177421190 / 9788177421194, First Edition, Hardcover, Brand New, Brand New, 22.5 x 29 Cm 
It details the work of Kashmiri masters in the transmission of sutras to China, the legendary visit of Lao-tzu to Kashmir, the role of Kashmiri teachers in Khotan and Tibet, the articulation of Vaibhasika doctrines by Sanghabhadra in a Chinese translation by Xuan-zang, Buddhist terracottas, stupas and monastery in Ambaran (Jammu), deification of the Buddha in the Hindu pantheon, comparison of Naropa's Mahamudra-upadesa and Kashmir Saivism, mind-body problem in Buddhism, Buddhist art and architecture of Kashmir, language of advice in early Chinese Buddhist texts, Kumarajiva's contribution, Buddhism of Kashmir and Tibet, Sunyata in Lal Ded and Nund Rishi, twilight period of Buddhism in Kashmir, Rin.chen.bzan.po's renaissance, Kashmir meditation propagated by Buddhabhadra in fifth century China, Sarvastivada synod in Kashmir; Buddhism and contemporary Kashmiri culture. A basic study of the role of Kashmir in the development and dissemination of Buddhism.;Contents: Samghabhadra, a great Kasmirian master by K.L. Dhammajoti; Buddhist art of Shivaliks: Ambaran the earliest monastery in Jammu by Lalit Gupta; Deification of the Buddha vis-a-vis his inclusion in the Hindu pantheon with special reference to Nilamata-purana and Ksemendra's Dasavatara-carita by Baidyanath Labh; Naropa's Mahamudra Upadesa by Andrea Loseries; Is there a mind-body problem in Buddhism? by Victoria Lysenko; Buddhist art and architecture of Kashmir by Gulshan Majeed; The language of advice in early Buddhist texts by Barbara Meisterernst; Kumarajiva and his contribution to Buddhism in China by Ajay K. Mishra; Buddhism in Kashmir by Wangchuk Dorjee Negi; Buddhism in Kashmir from the Tibetan perspective by Khampo Phanday;Under the shadow of Sakyamuni: Buddhism in Kashmir by Riyaz Punjabi; Some reflections on the twilight period of Buddhism in the Kashmir Valley by K.T.S. Sarao;Kashmir and the renaissance of Buddhist art and literature in the tenth century by Nirmala Sharma; Making of the history of Ch'an Buddhism by Shanker Thapa;Remarks about the history of Sarvastivada in Northwestern India by Charles Willemen;;Buddhism and contemporary Kashmiri culture by Mustafa Khawaha alias M.H. Zaffar; Printed Pages: 175. 037567

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23 Buddhist Art in Tibet: New Sights on Ancient Treasures, A Study of Paintings and Sculpture from 8th to 18th Century

Michael Henss

Aditya Prakashan, New Delhi, India, 2012, 8177421220 / 9788177421224, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 
Printed pages: 266 pages with figures and bibliographies. 037557

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24 Buddhist Care for the Dying and Bereaved

Jonathan S. Watts & Yoshiharu Tomatsu

Wisdom Publications, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 2012, 1614290520 / 9781614290520, First Edition, Paperback, New, 15.5 x 23 Cm 
Printed pages: 440. 038052

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25 Classical Tibetan Language

Stephen V. Beyar

Sri Satguru Publications, New Delhi, India, 81-7030-357-5 / 9788170303572, New, 
035503

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26 Conversational English-Tibetan Dictionary

Anil Gupta

Sri Satguru Publications, New Delhi, India, 81-7030-352-4 / 9788170303527, New, New, 
034113

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27 Dharmottaras Paralokasiddhi: Nachweis Der Wiedergeburt: Zugleich Eine Widerlegung Materialistischer Thesen Zur Natur Der Geistigkeit

Ernst Steinkellner

Arbeitskreis Fur Tibetische Und Buddhistische Studien, Universitat Wien, Wien, Austria, 1986, First Edition, Paperback, New, 17 Cms x 24 Cms 
Printed Pages: 59. 032514

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28 Empowered Masters: Tibetan Wall Paintings of Mahasiddhas at Gyantse

Ulrich von Schroeder

Serindia Publications, Chicago, USA, 2006, 1932476245 / 9781932476248, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 230 x 280 Mm 
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 mah?siddhas ?tantric adepts who, through effort and practice, have attained perfection and are endowed with extraordinary powers. These 15th-century images are the most splendid extant painted representations of mah?siddhas in Tibet, yet they have never been published as an entire cycle until now. This has largely been due to the exceedingly difficult task of identification. Empowered Masters: Tibetan Wall Paintings of Mah?siddhas at Gyantse illustrates and describes these important murals. Each of the vivid masters is wonderfully presented; each has a name inscribed in Tibetan script. The stories of the mah?siddhas depict unorthodox, existential lives that encompass all of human experience, and provide insight into a wide range of tantric practice. This book introduces the monastic complex of Gyantse, then guides the reader through every wall painting of this magnificent chapel. Each mah?siddha image is illustrated in a full colour plate, with an accompanying description on the opposite page. The text briefly describes stylistic elements as well, and the introduction and appendices provide fascinating further information. Printed Pages: 224 with 100 colour illustrations. 036671

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29 Encyclopaedia of Tibetan Medicine, 7 Vols.

Vaidya Bhagwan Dash

Sri Satguru Publications, New Delhi, India, 81-7030-397-4 / 9788170303978, New, 
Set of 7 vols. 035256

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30 Encyclopaedia of Tibetan Medicine: Vol. I

Vaidya Bhagwan Dash

Sri Satguru Publications, New Delhi, India, New, 
Vol. I 035249

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31 Encyclopaedia of Tibetan Medicine: Vol. II

Vaidya Bhagwan Dash

Sri Satguru Publications, New Delhi, India, New, 
Vol. II 035250

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32 Encyclopaedia of Tibetan Medicine: Vol. III

Vaidya Bhagwan Dash

Sri Satguru Publications, New Delhi, India, New, 
Vol. III 035251

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33 Encyclopaedia of Tibetan Medicine: Vol. IV

Vaidya Bhagwan Dash

Sri Satguru Publications, New Delhi, India, New, 
Vol. IV 035252

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34 Encyclopaedia of Tibetan Medicine: Vol. V

Vaidya Bhagwan Dash

Sri Satguru Publications, New Delhi, India, New, 
Vol. V 035253

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35 Encyclopaedia of Tibetan Medicine: Vol. VI

Vaidya Bhagwan Dash

Sri Satguru Publications, New Delhi, India, New, 
Vol. VI 035254

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36 Encyclopaedia of Tibetan Medicine: Vol. VII

Vaidya Bhagwan Dash

Sri Satguru Publications, New Delhi, India, New, 
Vol. VII 035255

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37 Essential Mind Training (Tibetan Classics)

Thupten Jinpa

Wisdom Publications, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 2011, 0861712633 / 9780861712632, First Edition, Paperback, New, 12.5 x 20 Cm 
Printed pages: 279. 037656

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Essentials of Modern Literary Tibetan: A reading course and reference grammar with Gelek Rimpoche and Lobsang Phuntshog, Melvyn C. Goldstein
38 Essentials of Modern Literary Tibetan: A reading course and reference grammar with Gelek Rimpoche and Lobsang Phuntshog

Melvyn C. Goldstein

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 2013, 812150581X / 9788121505819, First Indian Editon, Hardcover, New, 14 x 22 Cm 
Half of the words are read by implications." This Tibetan saying explains the main difficulty Westerners face in learning to read Tibetan fluently. Unlike previously available materials, this book will allow beginners to understand the logic of Tibetan grammar and syntax through graded reading 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. The reading course includes the Tibetan alphabet and its pronunciation, as well as a wide range of modern literary styles from literature, history, current affairs, newspapers, and even communist political essays. Cassette tapes to assist students learning on their own are available through Case Western Reserve University's Center for Research on Tibet. "This [grammar] will make the study of written Tibetan a lot easier and more pleasant that it has been up to now."-James A. Matisoff, University of California, Berkeley. "The first really practical general grammar of the language."-F.K. Lehman, University of Illinois. Printed Pages: 514. 032862

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39 Essentials of Tibetan Traditional Medicine

Thinley Gyatso & Chris Hakim

North Atlantic Books/Timeless, 2010, 1556438672 / 9781556438677, First Edition, Paperback, New, 13 x 23.5 Cm 
Tibetan medicine is a rarified field with few publications in English; it is also one of the most comprehensive of alternative therapies, addressing body, mind, and spirit. Written for intermediate-level practitioners, Essentials of Tibetan Traditional Medicine brings this important healing tradition to Western practitioners. The book begins by summarizing the basics behind Tibetan medical theory and its methods of diagnosis. The second part of the book presents the core concepts of wind, bile, phlegm, dark phlegm, epidemic fever, heat, and cold, along with their corresponding nosologies, differential diagnoses, and treatments. The third section covers therapeutics, with an emphasis on medicinalsóthe mainstay of contemporary practice. A chapter on therapeutic strategies discusses unclear diagnosis and other challenging clinical situations. Other chapters explore the crucial components of lifestyle and diet. Each herb and animal product used in Tibetan medicine is profiled on its own page, with its Tibetan, common, and botanical names; its key properties and clinical uses; its known pharmacological properties; and a simple illustration. This useful handbook concludes with a description and indepth analysis of some 60 frequently used formulas. Printed Pages: 395 pages. 037834

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40 Exile as Challenge: The Tibetan Diaspora

Dagmar Bernstorff and Hubertus Von Welck

Orient BlackSwan, New Delhi, India, 2003, 8125025553 / 9788125025559, First Edition, Paperback, New, 
Printed Pages: 496. 032376

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41 Feminine Ground: Essays on Women and Tibet

Janice D. Willis (ed.)

Snow Lion Publications, Boston, USA, 1995, 1-55939-052-2 / 9781559390521, First Edition, Paperback, New, 14 x 21.5 Cm 
Printed Pages: 166. Slightly rubbed cover. 018771

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42 Four Lamas of Dolpo (Tibetan Biographies)

David L. Snellgrove (edited and translated)

Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, First Edition, New, 
031500

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43 From Beyond the Eastern Horizon: Essays in Honour of Professor Lokesh Chandra

ManjuShree

Aditya Prakashan, New Delhi, India, 2011, 8177421093 / 9788177421095, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 23 x 29 Cm 
Printed Pages: 304 with colour and b/w illustrations. 036609

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44 Fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism

Rebecca McClen Novick

Alchemy, New Delhi, India, 2005, 81-8046-020-7 / 9788180460203, Reprint, Paperback, New, 14 Cms x 22 Cms 
Printed Pages: 206. 027984

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45 Gender, Identity and Tibetan Buddhism

June Campbell

Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India, 8120817826 / 9788120817821, First Edition, New, 
Rainbow Reiki is a proven system of complex energy work. The basis of Rainbow Reiki, a successful combination of old and new methods, is the Usui System of Reiki. It gives us a wealth of possibilities to achieve completely new and different things with Reiki than taught in the traditional system. Walter Lubeck has tested these new methods in practical application for years and teaches them in his courses. Reiki Essences are crystal healing patterns or the forces of plant transmitted into lasting carrier substances through Rainbow Reiki. The different types of remedies created in this way can be used for holistic healing and personality development in a great variety of ways. This work is accompanied by plants devas, crystal teachers, angels of healing stones, and other beings of the spiritual world. Printed Pages: 255. 029592

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46 Glossary of Ayurveda, Tibetan and Unani Medicines

Sri Satguru Publications

Sri Satguru Publications, New Delhi, India, 81-7030-598-5 / 9788170305989, New, 
035513

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47 Gold Jewelry from Tibet and Nepal

Jane Casey Singer

Thames & Hudson, London, UK, 1996, 0-500-97442-X / 9780500974421, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 25 Cms x 23 Cms 
Printed Pages: 142 with numerous colour illustrations. 010974

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48 Hidden Treasures of the Himalayas: Tibetan Manuscripts, Paintings and Sculptures of Dolpo

Amy Heller

Serindia Publications, Chicago, USA, 2010, 193247644X / 9781932476446, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 27 x 31 Cm 
In 1999, a hidden library was found in the Nesar Temple at a remote village of Bicher, in Dolpo, Nepal. It contains more than six hundred volumes of Tibetan manuscripts, ranging in date from the late 11th to the early 16th century. This library in many ways constitutes a cultural history of Dolpo in this period thanks to some sixty volumes with historical prefaces explaining the commission of the manuscripts for the Nesar Temple, while more than one hundred other volumes have illuminations of the scenes of the life of the Buddha and episodes from the Prajnaparamita (Perfection of Wisdom) texts. These illuminations inform us about the donors, their costumes, their Buddhist rituals while the dedications tell us about the systems of patronage and donation. Some illuminations reflect the ancient manuscripts of Tabo and Tholing, others reflect the sophisticated Newar aesthetic of Kathmandu and all these diverse tendencies reached Dolpo where they were appreciated.  By studying these texts within and examining the styles of the manuscript illuminations, Amy Heller was able to shed light on the history of this remote Tibetan enclave, the spread of Buddhism in the Himalayas and its artistic legacy. The manuscripts, sculptures and mural paintings discovered in Dolpo are the concrete expression of the complex economic, political, artistic and religious interactions between the people of Dolpo and their neighbours in India, Nepal, and Tibet. In addition to the illuminations selected for publication, the reader will find in this volume a complimentary DVD that includes photographs of all volumes with historic dedications, all the illuminations and historic documents preciously conserved in Bicher village. A combination of Amy Hellerís fine contributions, beautifully illustrated photographs, and a useful and accessible DVD makes this volume an important addition to the library of every scholar, collector, and academic institution with an interest in Himalayan studies. Printed Pages: 252 with 176 colour illustrations. 033071

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49 History of the Sera Monastery of Tibet (1418-1959)

Champa Thupten Zongtse

Aditya Prakashan, New Delhi, India, 1995, 81-86471-00-6 / 9788186471005, First Edition, Hardcover, New, New, 23 x 29 Cm 
Printed Pages: 692. 035789

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50 In the Mirror of Memory: Reflections on Mindfullness and Remembrance in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism

Janet Gyatso

Sri Satguru Publications, New Delhi, India, 81-7030-374-5 / 9788170303749, New, New, 
PrintedPages: 307. 034121

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