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Product ID: 9789937623155
Book Name: The Precepts of the Dharmakaya: Advanced Instructions on the Practice of Bonpo Dzogchen According to the Zhang-Zhung tradition of Tibet
Author Name: John Myrdhin Reynolds
Price: USD 30
Description:

About the Book: The teachings of Bon are organized into nine ways, or nine vehicles to enlightenment, the ninth and highest of which is known as Dzogchen, "the Great Perfection." Among the four principal traditions of Bonpo Dzogchen, the oral tradition from the country of Zhangzhung is of unique importance because it never became a Terma, or hidden treasure text rediscovered long after its original composition. The precepts of Dzogchen were said to have originated with the Primordial Buddha, Kuntu…

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Product ID: 9789937623162
Book Name: Sacred Landscapes
Author Name: Daniel Miller
Price: USD 35
Description:

DANIEL MILLER first visited Nepal and began trekking in the Himalayan region in 1974. He has lived and worked in Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Nepal and Mongolia and has traveled throughout the Himalaya and Tibetan Plateau. Trained as a rangeland ecologist, he has used photography to document his work and journeys. He has published numerous scientific articles and books about the rangelands, wildlife and nomads of the Tibetan Plateau and Central Asia. His photographs have been shown in exhibitions in…

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Product ID: 9789937623179
Book Name: MUSTANG: The Culture and Landscape of Lo
Author Name: Michael Beck
Price: USD 32
Description:

MICHAEL BECK, born in 1966, is a German architect and photographer, living in Switzerland. Travelling through territories with Tibetan culture for many times since 1997, he visited Central-, Western-, and Eastern-Tibet, Ladakh, Zanskar, Lahaul, Spiti, Kinnaur and Mustang.

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Product ID: 9789937623186
Book Name: Auf Der Suche Nach Dem Ort Des Ewigen Glucks: Kultur, Tourismus und Entwicklung im Himalaya
Author Name: Kurt Luger
Price: USD 50
Description:

"Es ist zweifellos einer der erhebendsten Anblicke, der einem Sterblichen zuteil werden kann, und er erfullt den Pilger mit Ehrfurcht und Staunen, so dass er sich fragt, ob das, was er sieht, noch zu dieser Welt gehore oder der Widerschein einer hoheren Sphare ist." Lama Anagarika Govinda

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Product ID: 9789937623193
Book Name: Nepal s Chitwan National Park
Author Name: Hemanta R. Mishra
Price: USD 25
Description:

Dr. HEMANTA RAJ MISHRA was part of the pioneering team that created Chitwan National Park and other protected areas in Nepal. He has worked with the Government of Nepal, National Trust for Nature Conservation (formerly KMTNC), the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, the Global Environment Facility, and other international organizations. He is the author of the The Soul of the Rhino and The Bones of the Tiger-captivating accounts of his early works in Chitwan National Park, which he wrote with…

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Product ID: 9789937623209
Book Name: The Sacred Thread: The Development of Personality according to Hindu Traditions and Jungian
Author Name: Rudolf Hogger
Price: USD 25
Description:

The Sacred Thread is an ancient symbol of the invisible tie that links all living beings among each other as well as with their transcendental source of origin (sutratman). In the Eastern tradition, women and men are considered to be mature personalities only if they not only fulfill their practical everyday duties, but also orient their lives towards a cosmic spiritual reality. Rudolf Hogger, a Swiss psychologist who has spent much time of his life in Nepal and India, has…

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Product ID: 9789937623216
Book Name: Caturmasa: Celebrations of Death in Kathmandu, Nepal
Author Name: A.W. van den Hoek
Price: USD 15
Description:

The festivals of the four months (Caturmasa) differ from other celebrations held in the Kathmandu Valley (Nepal) in their overriding concern with death. These sacrificial feasts deal with the enigma of life and death in the Hindu-Buddhist context of South Asia. As collective and supralocal events, the Caturmasa festivals cross the border between the northern and southern parts of Kathmandu, involving the entire town as well as the former king of Nepal, who was both sacrificer and victim. The two…

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Product ID: 9789937623223
Book Name: Ritual Objects & Deities: An iconography on Buddhism & Hinduism
Author Name: Mukhiya N. Lama & Mingyur T. Lama
Price: USD 5
Description:

Around two thousand six hundred years ago in Kapilvastu, Limbini, now the southern part of Nepal, a genius prince named Siddhartha was born as a child of king Suddhodana and queen Mayadevi. He was predicted that he would either become an emperor or renounce the world for a great spiritual destiny. The king had no interest in seeing his son wander off into the forest in the pursuit of spiritual perfection. He ordered his ministers not to expose the prince…

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Product ID: 9789937623230
Book Name: Bhutanese Buddhism and Its Culture
Author Name: Seiji Kumagai
Price: USD 30
Description:

With much of its old socio-cultural identity still intact, Bhutan attracts interest from many oriental scholars. Bhutan is also seeing a phenomenal growth in interest from many multi-disciplinary researchers who are adapting different political and economic frameworks in trying to understand the unique approach to development in this country that is best expressed in its national development philosophy of Gross National Happiness. This concept was first propounded by the Fourth King, His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck who believed spiritual development…

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Product ID: 9789937623247
Book Name: Great Perfection: The Essence of Pure Spirituality
Author Name: Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche
Price: USD 25
Description:

Some time ago, while living in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts, His Eminence Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche practiced retreat, and in between sessions of meditation he studied and contemplated Th e Precious Treasury of Phenomenal Space, by Kunkhyen Longchenpa. It was at this time that Rinpoche first had the pure aspiration to translate this precious text for the benefit of English-speaking students and for all those of good fortune who find profound meaning and true value in the golden lineage…

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Product ID: 9789937623254
Book Name: Contes Et Legendes Du Nepal
Author Name: Eric Chazot
Price: USD 10
Description:

Contes Et Legendes Du Nepal by Eric Chazot

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Product ID: 9789937623261
Book Name: Distinguishing the Views: Moon Rays Illuminating the Crucial Points of the Excellent Vehicle
Author Name: Gorampa Sonam Senge
Price: USD 15
Description:

Gorampa Sonam Senge (1429-1489) was one of the greatest masters and most prolific authors of the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Famous for consolidating and systematising the philosophical teachings of his school, his works are considered standard treatises which are still studied at all the philosophical institutions of his tradition and others. This text is one of his main on the Madhyamaka school of though. Gorampa starts by refuting two views of reality he holds to be mistaken, namely those…

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Product ID: 9789937623278
Book Name: Cultivating a Heart of Wisdom: Oral Instructions on the Mind Training in Seven Points
Author Name: Khenchen Appey Rinpoche
Price: USD 8
Description:

Khenchen Appey Rinpoche (1926-2010) was widely respected as one of most eminent teachers in the Sakya tradition of our time. Belonging to the generation of masters who received their full training in Tibet, Appey Rinpoche was instrumental for the transmission of this knowledge to the new generation of teachers. He was the founder of the Sakya College in Dehradun, India, and of the International Buddhist Academy in Kathmandu, Nepal, and initiated the digitisation of hundreds of volumes of the Sakya…

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Product ID: 9789937623285
Book Name: Ghandruk: Heart of the Tamu
Author Name: Iain R. Taylor & Jagan S. Gurung
Price: USD 20
Description:

Ghandruk is a village in the Annapurna region of Nepal and is on one of the country\'s main trekking routes. It is in the centre of the traditional homeland of the Gurung or Tamu people, a Buddhist Tibeto-Burmese people who originated somewhere in Mongolia, spent many centuries wandering around present day Tibet and China, and finally established themselves south of the Annapurna mountain range about 1,500 years ago. Tamu men have long been recognised for their courage, bravery and integrity…

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Product ID: 9789937623292
Book Name: Reflections of a Mongolian Shaman
Author Name: Shaman Byampadorj Dondog
Price: USD 15
Description:

Reflections of a Mongolian Shaman Shaman Byampadorj Dondog Compiled & translated by Degii Sodbaatar ISBN 9789937623292 BYAMPADORJ DONDOG, one of the greatest Mongolian shamans alive today, was born in 1947 in Darvi Sum of Hovd Amaig, southwest Mongolia, in a maternal lineage descended from the tribe of the wife of Chinggis Haan (Genghis Khan). This was the harsh era of the Stalinist purges, when Mongolia was a satellite of the Soviets, and thus he grew up during a period when…

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Product ID: 9789937623308
Book Name: Holy Mountains of Nepal: Die heiligen Berge Nepals Les Montagnes sacrees du Nepal
Author Name: Damien Francois
Price: USD 10
Description:

Damien Francois, author and climber from Belgium, holds a doctorate in philosophy and a M.A. in philology. His previous books include Cocteau et Radiguet (1992, Bonn), L\'Immédiatete (2000, Bern) and The Self-Destruction of the West (2007, Paris). He has also authored many papers and articles, a.o. in the French journal, Religions et Histoire. Dr. Francois is currently working on a book on the infamous Everest Spring season 2014 (to be published in the Spring of 2015), and is the editor…

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Product ID: 9789937623322
Book Name: Principles of Urban Structure
Author Name: Nikos A. Salingaros
Price: USD 20
Description:

This book explains how cities actually work as networks. It addresses the needs of politicians, professional urbanists, teachers, and students who wish to understand how and why cities are successful or not, depending on their form, components, and substructure. Drawing upon science and mathematics, yet written in plain language, it serves as a guide and inspiration for planners to re-humanize our cities using "urban coherence". Mainstream twentieth-century urbanism cannot cope with the changes in technology, culture, and science of the…

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Product ID: 9789937623339
Book Name: The Newars of Sikkim: Reinventing Language, Culture, and Identity in the Diaspora
Author Name: Bal Gopal Shrestha
Price: USD 15
Description:

This monograph presents not only an ethnographic description but also a detailed analysis of the processes and ritual activities through which the Newar population in the state of Sikkim (India) (re-)constructs its socio-cultural identity in a diaspora context. Dealing with the history and the present socio-economic position of the Newars in Sikkim, the author discusses the various transformations taking place when observing religious rituals, feasts and festivals, performing life cycle and death rituals. Dr. Bal Gopal Shrestha, a Research Fellow…

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Product ID: 9789937623346
Book Name: Design for a Living Planet: Settlement, Science, and the Human Future
Author Name: Michael W Mehaffy and Nikos A Salingaros
Price: USD 14
Description:

In this brief, accessible volume, the authors - an urban philosopher and a mathematician-physicist - explain the surprising new findings from the sciences that are beginning to transform environmental design in the modern era. Michael Mehaffy and Nikos Salingaros explore fractals, networks, self-organization, dynamical systems and other revolutionary ideas, describing them to non-science readers in a direct and engaging way. The book also examines fascinating new topics of design, including Agile, Wiki, Design Patterns, and other \'open-source\' approaches from the…

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Product ID: 9789937623353
Book Name: Tibetan & Himalayan Healing: an Anthology for Anthony Aris
Author Name: Charles Ramble and Ulrike Roesler
Price: USD 70
Description:

CHARLES RAMBLE is Directeur d\'etudes at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris. From 2000 to 2010 he held the position of Lecturer in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies at the University of Oxford. ULRIKE ROESLER is Associate Professor of Tibetan and Himalayan Studies at the University of Oxford. From 2005 to 2007 she was Numata Lecturer in Buddhist Studies at the University of Oxford, and in 2007-2010 held a replacement professorship in Indian Studies at the University of Freiburg. (Photo:…

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