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1DeusExLibrus
Set 2, 2010, 6:13pm

As a college student I don't really have much money to throw around. I've read a couple Tibetan Buddhist books, Surya Das, Chogyam Trungpa, and a couple others, and have found a have a bit of an affinity for this form of buddhism. I was wondering if anyone knew of any good Dana publishers that had Tibetan books available?

2jnwelch
Set 6, 2010, 1:03pm

I like the emphasis on giving, DeusExLibrus. I don't know of any good Dana publishers, but thought this Wikipedia entry might interest you: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C4%81na

3DeusExLibrus
Ott 7, 2010, 5:51pm

Does anyone know if there's a Tibetan Buddhist equivalent of the website "Access to Insight"?

4PeterKein
Modificato: Ott 19, 2010, 7:46am

I am not aware of anything similar. However, there is a lot of information out there- if a bit more scattered.

I am unsure of what you are looking for specifically- but a very important root text in Tibetan Buddhism is Atisa's 'A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment'. There have been a number of elaborations on this root text. One very influential one being Tsong Kapa's, the founder of the Gelug tradition, 'Lam rim chen mo' or The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment'. It is said that such a 'lamp' contains all the special teachings of Buddha Shakyamuni.

I think that the Lam rim would give you a good sense of the tradition - and I have found the following to be traditional and particularly helpful.

http://www.thubtenchodron.org/GradualPathToEnlightenment/articles_and_transcript...

http://www.lamrim.com/lamrim/

and more generally, another recommendation:

http://www.berzinarchives.com/web/x/nav/n1.html_1793712725.html

5gonzobrarian
Modificato: Ott 22, 2010, 12:29pm

Building on this I recently finished Gampopa's Jewel Ornament of Liberation. It's in the Kagyu school, and gives an excellent overview of the their approach to the Lam Rim.

For "primary" texts I would always recommend Santideva's Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life and Nagarjuna's Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way. Compassion and Emptiness, respectively.

6thebeadden
Nov 12, 2010, 12:33am

You might have some luck finding something at http://www.buddhanet.net/
Good Luck!

7DeusExLibrus
Dic 17, 2011, 1:45pm

Found lamayeshe.com a while ago, which looks to have some good stuff. I've requested a couple books from them and received them, but have yet to actually read any of the material. Thank you for the recommendations PeterKein and Gonzobrarian.

8PeterKein
Gen 26, 2012, 5:53pm

The Lama Yeshe wisdom archive texts are good...... The names can sometimes be off-putting, masking commentary on traditional teachings and texts. becoming your own therapist is a good example of this.