Sunday, 25 May 2014

Snellgrove lecture May 28th 2014 @ SOAS

Professor David Snellgrove, 94, 
will lecture at SOAS on
Wed 28th May,
@ Brunei Gallery room B102,
at 5:15,
as part of the celebrations of the newly endowed
Snellgrove Chair in Tibetan & Buddhist Art.

at the event:

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Bod Karchak - digitized catalogue of Tibetan manuscripts @ Bod

Coming soon-ish - when the technical people can get it sorted...

(left-click on photo to enlarge it and to clarify the focus)

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Catalogue of Tibetan Manuscripts

Volume 5 of Catalogue of Tibetan Manuscripts joins volumes 1-4.

For links on SOLO:

 All the volumes will be housed together
in Weston Library reading room 
when the refurbished library re-opens in September 2014.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Update on 5th Dalai Lama conference

From Lama Jabb: 
"Just letting you all know that the Great Fifth conference 
 has been talked about 
in Tibetan social media in both inside and outside Tibet 
and it is front page news on the popular Tibetan literary website 
 Butterlamp, Mchod me." 

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Exhibition @ Cambridge, UK,
beginning 28 May
(free entry)
Link to further information:

Buddha’s Word: The Life of Books in Tibet and Beyond

flyer (left-click on it to enlarge):

Monday, 5 May 2014

TBRC Core Text Collection - 11

Bodleian now has online access to, and the hard drive of,
the TBRC Core Text Collection number 11,
the 2014 collection.

TBRC statement re CTC 11:
" Among these 1,000 volumes selected from the TBRC Library,
this Core Text Collection includes works across a broad range of subjects and genres.
In particular, this collection emphasizes selections from Tibetan literature on monastic curricular textbooks (yig cha) detailing the 5 classical subjects of Indian and Tibetan Buddhist learning along with
over 150 volumes of different commentarial writings.
Major sub-themes include over 100 volumes on life writing (rnam thar),
over 50 volumes on religious and local cultural history (chos ‘byung and lo rgyus),
and over 40 volumes of scholarly reference materials (dpyad yig),
including multilingual dictionaries (tshig mdzod) and orthographic compendiums (dag yig).
There are numerous works about Tibetan medicine (gso rig),
polemical discourse (dris lan),
personal advice (gdams ngag),
instruction texts (khrid yig) of all kinds,
and several narrative works from the great Central Asian epic Gesar of Ling.
Larger collections include 16 different collected works (gsung 'bum)
and 10 compilations of miscellaneous writings (gsung thor bu), each by individual Tibetan authors,
as well as 20 composite volumes (phyogs bsgrigs). "