Posts Tagged ‘Online Publications’

Many of you probably know THDL, but if you haven’t kept up with their machinations you may find it difficult to find information on this huge resource. The first thing to know is that THDL is no longer THDL, it is called THL (Tibetan Himalayan Library) and it is no longer housed (even in parts) at It is now officially only at The journal for International Association of Tibetan Studies is here.

Although one might fall prey to the hope that things have become easier to find on THL now that it has fewer letters, simply recall the old adage about hope and fear and settle in for a session of learning experiences. Other than the pretty pictures, THL has also provided us with the experience of not being able to find half of the things that one used to be able to find on the old site. This is because some pages and resources are still in transition and will arrive at their new homes soon.

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The Dharma Drum Buddhist College website provides many interesting resources, some of which are accessible in English. (If you click on the link above, don’t be discouraged if you can’t read Chinese, just scroll down to find a list of various archives with English names). Many of these links look to be in development and eventually English will probably be added. If you are interested in the Chinese Buddhist Canon or developing materials for Buddhist studies in general, take a look at what is being developed in Taiwan:

Work that includes a Tibetan index: Research Material for the Manchu Buddhist Canon

Development of a Jeffrey Hopkins Digital Archive: The UMA Multimedia Archive of Tibetan Buddhism

Digital Silkroad Museum

Click here to see a very useful list put together by Marcus Bingenheimer, last updated in February of 2009.

Dr. Bingenheimer’s CV.

The Thesaurus Literaturae Buddhicae (TLB) is a quadrilingual presentation of Buddhist literature sentence by sentence in Sanskrit, Chinese, Tibetan and English. See Bibliotheca Polyglotta. If that link does not function, paste this link in your browser: and click on the link to the Thesaurus Literaturae Buddhicae

So far these are the texts available:

Vajracchedikā Prajñāpāramitā

Also note that there are new links posted on our Resources page (use link to the right). These additions include an excellent resource for Tibetan studies from Columbia University, translation work from Dan Martin, and the publications of the International Association for Buddhist Thought and Culture.

In case you didn’t get the memo, this is one of the new ways of interacting with the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center: It will include new additions to the TBRC library, new publications, important technology projects, new work on medical literature and the Tibetan Buddhist canons project, new outlines, new biographical projects , new models, new partnerships and news about our organization.