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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:

Date of Publication: July, 2019

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…

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Product ID: 9789937733090
Book Name: Presents for Buddha : The Meaning of the eight auspicious symbols in Tibetan Buddhism
Author Name: Tibet Institute Rikon, Rudolf Hogger
Price: USD 56
Description:

The eight auspicious symbols, which play a central role in Tibetan Buddhism, have been considered since time immemorial as the original presents that the Vedic gods handed to the newborn Buddha.

The present book throws a different light on the millennia-old history of these auspicious symbols, retracing their origins in the Stone Age and revealing their earliest manifestations on various continents. The Tibetan auspicious symbols reflect a cultural world heritage of overwhelming colourfulness and almost inexhaustible richness of meaning. They…

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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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Product ID: 9789937733137
Book Name: Yaks Are Gods Gift
Author Name: Maria Antonia Sironi
Price: USD 10
Description:

Thangla, the mountain god, wants to make peace between men and yaks, and to carry out this task he has chosen Sonam, a young shephard boy. Sleeping under the stars and traveling along the Tibetan plateau, you will discover how men and animals can live together in harmony, learning respect for nature and enjoying freedom and peace.

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Product ID: 9789937733168
Book Name: Female Farmers Of Nepal: Invisible But Emergent Primary Farmers
Author Name: Subarna L Malla Singh
Price: USD 20
Description:

This study focuses on one of the important but insufficiently dealt concerns of contemporary Nepal: the gender issue in agriculture. Apart from exploring the causes and consequences of near invisibility of Nepali female farmers in agricultural policies and programs, the study draws attention to a wide range of urgent issues from migration and feminization of agriculture to women's land rights. It provides cognitive content for evidence informed policy programming. The study is also a must-read for researchers and students of…

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Product ID: 9789937733175
Book Name: BOUDHA: Restoring the Great Stupa
Author Name: Mani Lama, Caroll Dunham, Meryl Dunham, Mimi Church, Steve LeClarq
Price: USD 55
Description:

April 25th 2015 - a massive earthquake shook Nepal, bringing with it great loss of life and the devastation of many ancient temples and sacred monuments. Among the latter the Great Stupa of Boudhanath suffered serious and destabilising harm. The renowned Nepalese photographer, Mani Lama, who has lived his entire life in Boudha, was profoundly affected by the damage done to the much loved site and began taking daily photographs of the Stupa as it was being carefully dismantled and rebuilt over the coming year and a half. Inspired by these photographs, a…

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Product ID: 9789937733182
Book Name: A White Conch Spiraling Towards Happiness : Poems Of A Tibetan Master
Author Name: Sangngak Tenzin Rinpoche
Price: USD 19.95
Description:

Across oceans of cloudbanks, the sound of the auspiciously spiraling conch, 

Played by fair maidens far and wide, is so pleasing to the ears.

Adorning all existence and peace with renown and importance,

May it be an inexhaustible offering cloud,pleasing all the awakened ones.

 

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Product ID: 9789937733205
Book Name: The Eighty Mahasiddhas of the Mother Tantra : The Sacred Art of Tibetan Thangkas
Author Name: Tsadzin Lopon Geshe Monlam Wangyal
Price: USD 80
Description:

TSADZIN LOPON GESHE MONLAM WANGYAL PUGYALWA is from the Pontsang clan which originated from the Dong Lineage. The first Pontsang clan was from Kham, Chamdo, Tibet. The clan had many great masters who were meditators and practitioners of Dzogchen, such as Lama Kunga Tsultrim, Lama Rinchen Tenzin, Pontsang Thekchok Rinpoche, and Khandro Tshuga Rinpoche. The Pontsang clan had seven generations of great artists whose religious art and paintings followed the ancient traditional Tibetan artistic canon. Lopon Monlam Wangyal started learning the Tibetan language at the age of seven and he was…

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Product ID: 9789937733229
Book Name: The Ambassador's Dog
Author Name: Written by Scott H. DeLisi, Illustrated by Jane Lillian Vance
Price: USD 18.99
Description:

Purchase link for customers in United States https://bit.ly/36qP1Jp


About the Book:

The Ambassador’s Dog is a story of the magic of unexpected connections on a trail in Upper Mustang in Nepal. It is the tale of a small pup, with no name, and no family, who entrusted his dreams to the winds that swirled from the peaks of the high Himalaya and about the man to whom the winds carried the dreams and planted them silently in his heart.

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Product ID: 9789937733236
Book Name: Annapurna Blues
Author Name: James Ellison Wills
Price: USD 10
Description:

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ANNAPURNA BLUES is the story of a trek around the world’s 10th highest mountain in 1978. It focuses on the adventures and misadventures of trek leader Jerry Taylor and members of his first trekking group. Set in an era of adventure travel, the novel combines the trekking experience with a gritty tale of redemption and karma in the roadless Himalaya of central Nepal. Humor and…

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Product ID: 9789937733250
Book Name: Research for Zhang Zhung Civilisation
Author Name: Tsering Thar
Price: USD 20
Description:

Tsering Thar is a specialist in the history of Bon religion and Zhang zhung civilization. Presently he is prefessor of history of Tibetan religions at the school for Chinese Minority languages and Literature of Minzu University of China, where he was already professor and director at the School for Tibetan Studies (2007 - 2018). Prior to his appointment, he was a research fellow on Bon religion at the China Tibetology Research Center in Beijing (1987 - 2006). He is a…

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Product ID: 9789937924504
Book Name: Himalaya Gold: A Nepal Detective Story
Author Name: Arne Drews
Price: USD 4
Description:

Three youths are being abducted in the hills of the Gorkha district. Inspector Sanjit investigates in his first case distribution battles around a natural potency plant called Yarsagumba, th Himalayan Gold.
The Author touches the harsh living conditions of the farmers in the rural district of Gorkha, poor health care and the joys of football.
“It is called Yarsagumba and it is weighed with gold. What is behind this miracle cure that…

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Product ID: 9789937924511
Book Name: The World between Lives 4
Author Name: Ken Morita
Price: USD 5
Description:
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Product ID: 9789937924528
Book Name: Monsoon: A Nepal Detective Story
Author Name: Arne Drews
Price: USD 4
Description:
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Product ID: 9789937924542
Book Name: The Little Luminous Boy : The Oral Tradition from the land of Zhangzhung depicted on two Tibetan Paintings
Author Name: Samten G. Karmay
Price: USD 30
Description:

The Oral Tradition from the land of Zhangzhung depicted on two Tibetan Paintings.

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Product ID: 9789937924566
Book Name: Tibet Guge: The Cultural Relics of Ancient Western Tibet
Author Name: Michael Beck
Price: USD 40
Description:

Book Details

Author: Michael Beck
Pages: pp. 233., full of color photos., 21.5cm x 25.5 cm
Year: 2018
ISBN: 9789937924566
Publisher: Vajra Books
Place: Kathmandu
Binding: Softcover

About the Author:

MICHAEL BECK, born in 1966, is a German and Swiss architect as well as a photographer, living in Switzerland, Travelling many times through territories with Tibetan Culture since 1997, he visited Tibet, Ladakh, Zanskar, Lahaul, Spiti, Kinnaur and Mustang as well as other places,…

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Product ID: 9789937924573
Book Name: Himalayan Hideout: The Second Alex and James Wildlife Adventure in Nepal
Author Name: Jane Wilson-Howarth
Price: USD 10
Description:

Sixteen-year-old Alex, his 12-year-old brother James and their feisty friend Bim have a life-or-death mission. Armed thugs have captured two innocent wildlife conversationists: the boy's parents. Only the three children have time to engineer a rescue before the kidnappers reach their hideout high in the Himalayas. But saving them means crossing two high passes and fleeing from hungry predators. Surely they can't suceed? 

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Product ID: 9789937924580
Book Name: On His Majesty's Service: Royals, Hippies and Hustlers, British Film Makers and Tibetan Khampa Guerillas, United Nations and American Peace Corps, Mt. Everest Summiteers and Battles for Conservation in the Himalayas
Author Name: Hemanta R. Mishra and Jim Ottaway, Jr.
Price: USD 16
Description:

On his 
MAJESTY'S SERVICE

Royals, Hippies & Hustlers, British Film Makers &
Tibetan Khampa Guerillas, United Nations and American
Peace Corps, Mt. Everest Summiteers and Battles 

for Conservation in the Himalayas

 

About the Authors

Dr. HEMANTA RAJ MISHRA was part of the pioneering team that created a comprehensive network of National Parks and Protected areas, and a comprehensive wildlife…

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