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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
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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
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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
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Original Price: USD 15

Discount Price: USD 10

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

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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
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"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
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CHODUNG KARMO TRANSLATION GROUP 

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

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Product ID: 9789937624039
Book Name: Exorcising Ancestors Conquering Heaven : Himalayan Rituals in Context
Author Name: Brigitte Steinmann, Mukta Singh Tamang, Thuden Gyalchen Lama
Price: USD 25
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This volume is a first attempt at gathering together, translating, describing and analysing an immemorial textual and oral Nepalese Buddhist heritage, doomed to disappear: a most antique form of veneration of major figures of the Buddhist religion of the Tamangs, based on Tibetan corpus. The analysis is centered around the recreation and final dissolution of both ferocious and pacific images of their gods and ancestors. Multiple dramas and rehearsals featuring the complex rules of the society and all the obstacles encountered by people in their day…

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Product ID: 9789937624046
Book Name: The Fifth Dalai Lama And His First Three Administrators
Author Name: Sean Jones
Price: USD 45
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This book is an attempt to elucidate some aspects of the political life of the Fifth Dalai Lama (1617-1682) who established the Ganden Phodrang, his government in the 17th century in Tibet, and especially his relations with the first three administrators (Desi). For the elucidation the book draws mainly from the English translation of the autobiography of the Fifth Dalai Lama (The Illusive Play, Serindia Publications 2014) and contains a vivid account of the lives of the first three administrators of the…

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Product ID: 9789937624077
Book Name: An Alternative Development Paradigm for Nepal
Author Name: Madhukar SJB Rana
Price: USD 15
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Nepal's eminent public intellectual and Former Finance Minister Madhukar SJB Rana's remarkable writings and policy works had the guiding influence on Nepal's policymaking, his book "An Alternative Development Paradigm for Nepal" is a treasure trove as a single document to understand about the country's crucial development profile and fundamentals. covering almost all the aspects of Nepal and South Asia's priorities, the book is uniquely rich and deserves a wide-readership and long shelf-life. 

Th book is also important…

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Product ID: 9789937624084
Book Name: Castleford to Kathmandu : Poems in progress...
Author Name: Greta Rana
Price: USD 6
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Celebrated Anglo-Nepali writer Greta Rana’s short collection of poems is a selection that has never been published previously. The author began to put them together in late 2007 out of the scraps of notes she found in Castleford and Kathmandu after her father died. A fair number of the poems are about loss and about conflict. The reason for the title is straightforward. In the past of the author’s home town, she had seen many commonalities with the situation in Nepal and some of its people. Nepal never had the distinction of being a…

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Product ID: 9789937624091
Book Name: Zhang Zhung Nyengyud Ngondro : The Preliminary Practices to Dzogchen according to the Oral Transmission to Zhangzhung
Author Name: Ponlob Tsangpa Tenzin Rinpoche
Price: USD 15.95
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Product ID: 9789937733007
Book Name: Himalayan Farming : Traditions and skills in Nepal, Sikkim, and Pakistan
Author Name: Fritz Berger
Price: USD 45
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This book offers a fascinating inside look at the farming traditions in some of the highest mountain ranges on earth, capturing both continuity and change in mountain farming systems. These timeless images and insightful descriptions offer the reader glimpses of the lives of mountain people who have dedicated their lives to producing food for sustenance in a raw and challenging environment. Through their activities, these farmers have shaped and preserved their landscape as cultural heritage, helping to protect landscape values…

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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
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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
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"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
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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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