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Product ID: 9789937623827
Book Name: Shared Sacred Landscapes: Stories from Mount Kailas Tise and Kang Rinpoche
Author Name: Kamla K. Kapur, Prawin Adhikari
Price: USD 10
Description:

In this collection of folk stories from the Himalayas, retold and edited by renowned writers Kamla K. Kapur and Prawin Adhikari, the reader is taken on an enchanted journey through the shared sacred landscapes of India, Nepal and Tibet/China. From Magical flying horses and battles with mountain demons to the trials and tribulations of everyday people and pilgrims, the folk narratives offer a glimpse into the rich cultural tapestry of this unique landscape.

Recorded during…

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Product ID: 9789937623834
Book Name: Beyond the creeping light
Author Name: Benjamin Linder
Price: USD 5
Description:

"Benjamin's Poems say what several visiting creative scholars and poets earlier appear to have not been able to say[...] This is a unique Melange of crisis and ecstasy, anthropology and poetry and, above all, hope and continuity." -Dr. Abhi Subedi

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Product ID: 9789937623841
Book Name: A Historical Survey of the Surkhet Valley
Author Name: T B Harward
Price: USD 10
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Product ID: 9789937623889
Book Name: Kasthakala: The Art of Nepalese Wood carving
Author Name: Heinrich Meyer
Price: USD 48
Description:

About the Book:

Beauty and elegance of sculptures and wooden works of art, some of them well over a thousand years old, the creativity and ingenuity of the wood artists in the design of varying objects and components, as well as the diversity of shapes and ornaments, characterize this book. It is a magnificent illustrated book with a lot of background information that is aimed at a broad readership, both, professionally interested in Nepalese art, as well as, art lovers,…

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Product ID: 9789937623896
Book Name: Voices in the Dark: A Century of Classic Nepali short stories about Women
Author Name: Ann Hunkins
Price: USD 10
Description:

ANN HUNKINS is a writer's dream - she translates works from Nepali with the crisp diction of contemporary America, cutting to the heart of the story which may be set a century ago in a culture quite different from the ones we know. Her narrative force takes the reader on a journey through twentieth century Nepal through the streets of old Kathmandu, and through the troubled relationships between men and women from the Rana period to contemporary times. Herself a…

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Product ID: 9789937623919
Book Name: Mountain Bound: Writings from the Himalaya
Author Name: Lucia de Vries
Price:

Original Price: USD 15

Discount Price: USD 10

Description:

No other part of the world appeals to the adventurous and spiritual heart as much as the Himalaya.

A large body of literature has been produced by visitors who adopted the Himalaya as their (temporary) home. Their accounts stole the hearts of those who longed for new discoveries or for a mystical, harmonious place, far removed from the industrialized world.

This book presents the 19th and 20th century’s most inspiring Himalayan visitors and their accounts.

These captivating stories from ‘the…

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Product ID: 9789937623933
Book Name: Girls School Education in Nepal: A Conundrum
Author Name: Subarna L. Malla Singh
Price: USD 15
Description:

Th is study aims to ‘deepen a collective understanding of critical issues that plague girls’ education in Nepal’. It is meticulously researched, well-presented and thought provoking. The study finds that gender parity in education has not improved the trajectory of progression toward gender equity and equality.

A bonus in the book is a thorough account of the life situation of Nepali girl children. Th is book is bound to lead to soul searching by policy makers, international…

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Product ID: 9789937623940
Book Name: Buddhism Culture and Society in Bhutan
Author Name: Seiji Kumagai
Price: USD 35
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Product ID: 9789937623957
Book Name: Amitayus Tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism: Contemplative Text, Phenomenological Experience, and Epistemological Process
Author Name: Bhikshuni Lozang Trinlae
Price: USD 25
Description:

Book Details:

Binding: Paperback
Size: 23 x 17 cm
Year: 2018
ISBN: 9789937623957

About the Book

Pad-ma dKar-po's Amitayus Tradition opens fresh ground by applying phenomenological research methods to discern transformative aspects of contemplative experience using emic reports elicited directly from contemporary practitioners from the Drukpa tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism. After a thorough historical introduction and analytical presentation of the practice text Tshe dpag med zhi ba lha mangs kyi cho…

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Product ID: 9789937623971
Book Name: Daineek Jeevanka Lagi Atyabasyak Niyam haru
Author Name: Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov
Price: USD 5
Description:

"To be actors of our daily life
Everyday life is a subject on which we must work to transform it because it is truly spiritual life. In this book the author gives us no less than 115 methods and advice so as not to suffer what happens to us and to be actors in our daily lives. "

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Product ID: 9789937623988
Book Name: Perfect or Perfected? Rongton on Buddha-Nature : A Commentary on the fourth chapter of the Ratnagotravibhaga
Author Name: Rongton Sheja Kunrig, Translated and introduced by Christian Bernert
Price: USD 16.95
Description:

CHODUNG KARMO TRANSLATION GROUP 

About the Book

As the most important canonical treatise on Buddha-nature, the Ratnagotravibhaga (also known as Uttaratantrasastra, Tib. rgyud bla ma) established the doctrinal foundations for the Mahayana philosophy of tathagatagarbha, the doctrine according to which all sentient beings are either inherently buddhas or endowed with the potential for awakening. Among the most prominent Tibetan commentaries on this text figures that of the Sakya master Rongtön Sheja Künrig, a prolific writer who was active during the…

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Product ID: 9789937623995
Book Name: Manifesting Gods and Remedial Faults: The Masta Cult of Western Nepal
Author Name: Hayami Yasuno
Price: USD 16
Description:

This study is an ethnographic exploration of the Masta cult of a Brahman village named Ludku in the Sija Valley in the Karnali Basin of Western Nepal. It clarifies how the Brahmans turn to the oracular deities, Mastas, when they fall victims to human injustice and supernatural afflictions and that the Mastas work as agents of dos which is translated as remedial faults in opposition to pap (sin) which is generally beyond redemption. The Mastas possess mediums called dhamis who give advice…

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Product ID: 9789937624008
Book Name: Des Francais Au Nepal: Un Document Abrupt Irritant Et Polisson
Author Name: Henri Sigayret
Price: USD 6
Description:

Des Francais Au Nepal: Un Document Abrupt Irritant Et Polisson by Henri Sigayret

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Product ID: 9789937733014
Book Name: Approaching Dzogchen according to the Athri Cycle
Author Name: Kyabje Lungtog Tenpai Nyima
Price: USD 6
Description:

This book is an edited transcript of the discourse given by Kyabje Menri Tridzin Lungtog Tenpai Nyima Rinpoche during his visit to Shenten Dargye Ling Bönpo centre, France, in 2010. The teachings are based on Athri Bönpo Dzogchen cycle and contain clear and lucid instructions on approaching Dzogchen, starting from Preliminary Practices right up to the Introduction to the Natural State of Mind, Dzogchen itself. Kyabje Menri Tridzin Rinpoche’s unique teaching style combines scholastic brilliance and profound personal experience with…

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Product ID: 9789937733021
Book Name: MAGYU TSALUNG & TUMMO
Author Name: Tsultrim Tenzin, Dmitry Ermakov, Carol Ermakova, Yungdrung Rabten
Price: USD 15
Description:

"Magyu Tsalung & Tummo" is the first such detailed and richly illustrated manual for the ancient practice of yoga of winds, channels, inner heat and physical exercises. Here, Drubdra Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin teaches a text extracted from the Mother Tantra of Yungdrung Bon, the spiritual tradition of Tibet which stems from the Central Asian Buddha Tönpa Shenrab Miwo who predates the more widely known Indian Buddha Shakyamuni by thousands of years. While these techniques were previously reserved for those initiated…

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Product ID: 9789937733038
Book Name: Pith Instructions on Dzogchen
Author Name: Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche et al.
Price: USD 3
Description:

Pith Instructions on Dzogchen is an edited transcript of the Dzogchen instructions given by Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche for the Zhang Zhung Nyengyud Gomdra Group at Shenten Dargye Ling on 17th September, 2015.

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Product ID: 9789937733052
Book Name: ESSENTIAL INSTRUCTIONS on the INNERMOST ESSENCE of KUNTU ZANGPO
Author Name: Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche et al.
Price: USD 3
Description:

Oral Instructions of Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche on / Innermost Essence of Kuntuzangpo (also known as Heart Drops of Dharmakaya) by Shardza Trashi Gyaltsen extracted and edited by Carol Ermakova and Dmitry Ermakov. This booklet is a perfect reading companion to Gyaltsen, Shardza Tashi. Commentary by Lopon Tenzin Namdak, Heart Drops of Dharmakaya: Dzogchen Practice of the Bön Tradition (Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications, 1993).

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Product ID: 9789937733069
Book Name: The Four wheels of Bon By Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche
Author Name: Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche et al.
Price: USD 6
Description:

This book is based on the teaching discourse given by Kyabje Yongdzin Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche on The Four Wheels of Bön. Found in Zijyi, the long biography of Tönpa Shenrab Miwoche, the Buddha of Yungdrung Bön. This discourse combines the oral translation of the original text with the direct instructions coming from the mind of the Teacher of Teachers – Yongdzin Rinpoche, the most illustrious and erudite Bönpo master and scholar of our times. Since the teachings contained in…

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Product ID: 9789937733076
Book Name: Sakya Panditas Treatise on Music
Author Name: Ricardo Canzio
Price: USD 19.95
Description:

Sacred chanting and its accompanying instrumental music are vital elements of Tibetan ritual practice, performed in the context of consecration or empowerment ceremonies and rites of spiritual attainment, including communal offerings, protector liturgies and masked dances. This music is traditionally included among the arts, which constitute one of the five major fields of classical Indo- Tibetan learning, but its theoretical basis has rarely been explored.

Ethnomusicologist and Tibetanist Ricardo Canzio has dedicated a lifetime of research to…

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Product ID: 9789937733106
Book Name: Tibetan Pure Land Buddhism : Mipham Rinpoche on Self Power and Other Power
Author Name: LOWELL COOK
Price: USD 10
Description:

TIBETAN Pure Land BUDDHISM examines self-power and other-power in a Tibetan Buddhist context. The tension between self power and other-power concerns the process of rebirth in the pure land Sukh?vat?; that is, whether rebirth is achieved through one’s own volition (self-power) or, conversely, through an external force such as the supernatural powers of Amit?bha (other-power). Self-power and other-power are discussed at length in Japanese Buddhist Studies where they are called jiriki and tariki, respectively, and even has some distant…

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