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  • A Chinese-Tibetan manuscript of the Lankavatara Su...

    Manuscript, Concertina Created date: 800–850

    This concertina manuscript contains a Chinese commentary on the Laṅkāvatāra Sūtra, with the text of the sūtra also writt...

  • A Tantric Ritual Manual

    Manuscript Created date: 900–1000

    This Tibetan Buddhist manuscript provides instructions for tantric meditation practice. These practices include visuali...

  • A volume of the Shelkar Kanjur

    Manuscript Created date: 1712

    An 18th-century Kanjur. What is the Kanjur? The Kanjur (bka' 'gyur) is a corpus of collected teachings of the Buddha, t...

  • Collected Tantras of the Ancient Tradition

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1755

    A copy of the Collected Tantras of the Ancients. What is the Collected Tantras of the Ancients? The Tibetan Buddhist ‘S...

  • Dharanis transcribed in Manchu, Chinese, Mongolian...

    Woodblock printed sheet Created date: 1758–1773

    A multi-volume anthology of dhāraṇīs, transliterated in Manchu, Chinese, Mongolian and Tibetan. The Anthology The Qing...

  • Perfection of Wisdom Sutra

    Manuscript Created date: 14th century

    Two leaves from early West-Tibetan ‘Perfection of Wisdom’ manuscripts. What is the ‘Perfection of Wisdom’? The ‘Perfect...

  • The Life and songs of a famous Tibetan Yogi

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1350–1450

    Illustrated manuscript of the Life and songs of the Yogi Milarepa.  Who was Milarepa? Milarepa (1040–1123) was one of th...

  • The Narthang print of the Tenjur

    Manuscript Created date: 1742–1743

    An 18th-century copy of the Narthang Tenjur. What is the Tenjur? In the Tibetan Buddhist canon there are two primary co...