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Atisha and Buddhism in Tibet (compiled and translated by Lama Doboom Tulku and Glenn H. Mullin, 1983, 75 pages)

This book on the life and teachings of the eleventh-century Indian Buddhist master Atisha marks the anniversary of his birth in Bengal one thousand years ago. Included are English translations of the life of Atisha and three of his important writings. The book includes a talk by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the three higher trainings, a related topic.

Sixteen Arhats (folder with 7 plates, 1983)

This folder contains seven plates of line drawings depicting the Buddha, his two disciples, 16 arhats, Upasaka Dharma Tala, Hvasan and the Guardian Kings. They are reproduced from woodblock prints from the famous Narthang Printery in Tibet, which was destroyed during China’s Cultural Revolution. The plates are ideal for display purposes.

Essence of Buddhism: Teachings at Tibet House(1986, 212 pages)

This book contains four religious discourses given by prominent Tibetan masters representing the four Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Delivered at Tibet House in the early 1980s, the discourses examine the path to enlightenment, the impermanence of life, the law of karma, and other essential Buddhist teachings.

Buddhist Iconography (Sambhota Series II, 1989, xiv, 240 pages, 73 illustrations/figures)

The twenty-nine essays in this volume were first presented at the International Seminar on Buddhist Iconography organized by Tibet House in 1984. Exploring images from Thailand to Nepal to Orissa, these scholarly essays provide a glimpse of the issues and various approaches in this complex area of study.

Buddhist Prayer and Meditation (compiled by Lama Doboom Tulku, 1990, 14 pages)

This booklet includes the Seven-Limb Practice from Santideva’s “Bodhicaryavatara.” Also included are the Meditation on the two Bodhicittas and the Prayer of the Path to Enlightenment from Selected Works of the II Dalai Lama.

Positive Health in Tibetan Medicine (by Vaidya Bhagwan Dash and Lama Doboom Tulku, Indian Medical Science Series No. 13, 1991, 115 pages)

Practical advice on diet and healthy living is a major subject in both Tibetan scripture and non-canonical literature. Like Ayurvedic medicine, Tibetan medicine emphasizes on preventing disease rather than curing it. This book is a collection and translation of the Tibetan writings on the principles and practices for healthy living. The root text is written in Tibetan (romanized type), Sanskrit and English, with explanations in English.

Religion, Nature and Survival (1991, revised 1992, 42 pages)

Collected in this booklet are abstracts of the nine papers given by religious leaders, including Swami Chidananda and Shri Sunderlal Bahuguna, at the 1989 Inter-Religious Conference on Religion, Nature and Survival. They explore the concept of nature and issues related to the current ecological crisis from the perspective of each of the major world religions.

A Turning of the Wheel (1993, 58 pages)

This book commemorates two related events in October 1993: the consecration of the statue of Lord Buddha at Buddha Jayanti Park in New Delhi and the international conference on Ecological Responsibility: A Dialogue with Buddhism. The centrepiece is a series of photographs of the construction project for the Buddha Statue from beginning to end. Also included are essays on the life of Buddha, the history of Buddhism, and the rituals of consecration as well as abstracts of the conference papers.

The Sheltering Tree of Interdependence: A Buddhist Monk’s Reflections on Ecological Responsibility (by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, transcreated in English by Amit Jayaram,1993, 28 pages)

This booklet presents the Dalai Lama’s eloquent prayer for the health of Mother Earth: water, trees, and all living beings. Both Tibetan and English versions are included.

Buddhist Translations: Problems and Perspectives (edited by Lama Doboom Tulku, 1995, 249 pages)

These 21 essays, written by scholars from around the world, explore the problems, methods and values involved in the immensely challenging work of translating Tibetan Buddhist literature into modern languages. The essays were prepared for the 1990 international seminar on the subject organized by Tibet House.

Yamantaka Cycle Texts Vol. I, Part 1 & 2 (1995, xx,218 pages, 225 Rupees / US $ 14)

Translated by Sharpa Tulku with Richard Guard, and edited by Joya Roy, this volume contains the Instructions on the Generation & Completion Stages of the Solitary Hero Vajrabhairava: “The Profound Path of the Great Secret” as Part 1, and the “Cloud of Offerings to Please Manjusri” as Part 2 by Tri Gyaltsen Senge.

Stupa and its Technology: A Tibeto-Buddhist Perspective (Pema Dorjee, 1996, 189 pages)

This comprehensive study outlines the history, architecture, and symbolic significance of the Buddhist stupa. Focusssing on Tibeto-Buddhist stupas, it includes an illustrated survey of stupas in the Upper Indus Valley as well as English translations of four important Tibetan texts related to stupas. Pema Dorjee’s research was supported by the first Thonmi Sambhota Fellowship instituted by Tibet House.

Indo-Tibetan Madhyamika Studies (Sambhota Series III, edited by Adil Tayyabji and Lama Doboom Tulku, 1996, 109 pages)

This scholarly volume includes five essays on various aspects of the Madhyamika School of Buddhism. Four were presented at the third Monastic Dialogue Seminar on the Madhyamika School, held at Drepung Monastic University in Mundgod, Karnataka, India, in 1989. The fifth, by Professor Alex Wayman, was presented at Tibet House in 1994.

Ecological Responsibility: A Dialogue with Buddhism (edited by Julia Martin, 1997, 186 pages)
First presented at the 1993 international conference on Ecological Responsibility, the 22 essays and talks collected in this volume reflect a rich diversity. Scholars, spiritual leaders and grassroots activists from around the world address two reciprocal questions: How can Buddhist teaching enable healing in our distressed global environment? How does the environmental crisis affect our understanding of Buddhism? This book offers a variety of perspectives on both the spiritual and ecological challenges.

The Buddha Statue (1998, 35 pages)

This booklet tells the story and significance of the Buddha Statue installed in 1993 by HH the Dalai Lama at Buddha Jayanti Park. Written in Hindi, Tibetan and English, the book describes the ten years of planning and building involved in creating this beautiful gift to India.

Compassion and Reincarnation in Tibetan Art (1999, 59 pages, 27 plates)

This attractive book is based on an exhibition of Tibetan Thangkas focussing on the theme of compassion. This quality is largely associated with the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara and his incarnations. Following an introductory essay on Tibetan Art of thangka, are descriptions and explanations of twenty-five Thangkas, with full-page colour illustrations of each one. Also published in German as Mitleid und Wiedergeburt in der tibetischen Kunst, (St. Gallen, Switzerland l995).

Aryataranamaskaryekavimsatistotram (edited by Prof. K. Angrup, 2000, 29 pages)

This booklet, with Sanskrit and Tibetan texts and the English translation, is “The Praise in Twenty-One Homages to the Goddess Arya Tara”, with its benefits.

Song of the Spirit: The World of Sacred Music (edited by Sudhamahi Regunathan, 2000, 204 pages)

This collection of essays on sacred music was designed as a lasting commemoration of the World Festival of Sacred Music organized in many places throughout the world to greet the new millennium. HH the Dalai Lama chose music as the means to celebrate this momentous event because through music, we “share and nurture the profoundest expression of the human spirit.” In these essays—some new and some reprinted—we hear the mingled voices of musicians, scholars and lovers of music exploring a full range of ideas about music and the sacred.

Yamantaka Cycle Texts Vol. II, Part 1 & 2 (2002, viii, 575 pages, 550 Rupees / US $ 20)

Translated by Sharpa Tulku with Richard Guard, and edited by Joya Roy and Jampa Chokyi, this volume contains the instructions on the two stages of the Thirteen Deity Vajrabhairava: “Jewel Treasure House of the Three Bodies” as Part 1, and the “Staircase that Leads to the Three Bodies” as Part 2 by Lhundub Pandita.

Santaraksita: His Life and Work (2003, vi, 224 pages)

This book contains articles read at the All India Seminar on Acarya Santaraksita held at Namdoling Monastery, Mysore, Karnataka in 2001 organised by Tibet House. The idea of holding such a seminar was to highlight the importance of a serious study of the enormity of his contributions in the field of Buddhist philosophy and practice. Prof. H.S. Prasad compiles nineteen articles in English, Hindi and Tibetan together in this volume.

Compassionate Economy (Sambhota Series IX, 2005, xvi, 108 pages)

Tibet House, in collaboration with India International Centre, organized the 14th Padmapani Lecture on September 26, 2002. A noted Russian economist Prof. Stanislav Menshikov delivered the lecture entitled “Compassionate Economy has a Future”. This lecture was followed by a full day seminar on “Compassionate Economy” on September 27, 2002. The volume contains the proceedings of the above events compiled by Ms. Louwrien Wijers and edited by Dr. Kalyan Raipuria, former Senior Economic Advisor to the Government of India.

Padmapani Lectures - A Selection (2002, vi, 110 pages)

In this volume, it brings together and present a selection from the speeches that have been delivered under the Padmapani Lecture series organized by Tibet House. The series commenced in 1989 with the Lecture that Prof. Krishna Satchidananda Murty delivered on the 'Philosophy of Universal Interpenetration'. In the last 13 years since the inception of the series, eminent scholars and practitioners have delivered informative, reflective and thought provoking lectures on various areas of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, ranging from the presentation and examination of philosophical perceptions, the dynamics of osmotic interaction between the perceptions of thinkers and practitioners in Tibetand India, the culture of debate and introspection, the artistic efflorescence that was witnessed in India and Tibet as a means of expressing the dominant streams of spiritual endeavor and insight, and windows from which common and different traditions viewed the self and selflessness or emptiness, to the contribution that buddha Dharma can make in seeking solutions for the problems that are haunting the human being and human society today.