Tibetan Buddhist Resources
Prepared by Geoffrey Samuel in connection with the UBEF Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies Lecture Series, University of Sydney, August to October 2010
Bibliographies and Guides
Tibetan Buddhism is very well served with internet resources, including both academic sites and those connected with various lamas, monasteries and Dharma centres. I am concentrating on the former here. There is plenty of useful information in the latter as well, though it may need checking for reliability.
Academic and General Sites.
- Tibetan and Himalayan Digital Library. Vast collection of reliable information and resources, affiliated with University of Virginia. A good starting point for many enquiries. Includes the website and full contents of the Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies (JIATS).
- Digital Himalaya. Digital archive of multimedia ethnographic information from the Himalayan region. Includes pdf's of back issues of several important Tibetanist journals, such as Bulletin of Tibetology, Journal of Bhutan Studies, Journal of the Tibet Society, Kailash, Revue d'Études Tibétaines
- Digital Tibetan. Information on using Tibetan Unicode software; links to resources
- Tibetan Buddhist Resource Centre. An encyclopedic database of Himalayan scriptures from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, many of them available in scanned form from the Centre.
- Asian Classics Input Project. Large online library of searchable Tibetan texts, mainly from Kangyur, Tengyur and Gelugpa lamas.
- Tibet Journal: Tables of Contents.
- Understanding Modern Tibet course: syllabus and resources (Robert Barnett, Columbia University)
- Anthropology of Global Tibet course: syllabus and resources (Charlene Makley, Reed College)
- Tibetan Studies: News, Electronic Newsletters & Journals (T. Matthew Ciolek, ANU, Canberra).
- Vajrayana Research Resource. Resource for researchers and scholars interested in the Vajrayana tradition, also featuring information on closely related traditions such as the Natha sampradaya and non-dual Saivism.
Dharma Sites and portals
Page revised 14 October 2010
by Geoffrey Samuel.