Collection items

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  • A volume of the Shelkar Kanjur

    Manuscript

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

  • An Abhidhamma commentary

    Manuscript, Paper folding book

    Paper folding book with lavishly decorated covers containing the Saṅkhāra bhājanī, a commentary on the Abhidhamma, also ...

  • Booklet of the Avalokitesvara Sutra

    Booklet, Manuscript

    This booklet is one of the thousands of copies of the Lotus Sūtra that were found in Dunhuang. The scripture, which is o...

  • Chinese album of the Life of the Buddha

    Chinese woodblock printed book

    A woodblock-printed work depicting and describing scenes from the life of the Buddha, including beautiful hand-coloured...

  • Collection of rules for Buddhist monks

    Manuscript

    This palm leaf manuscript contains Bhikkhu Patimokkha and Bhikkhuni Patimokkha (rules to be obeyed in communities of mon...

  • Japanese Lotus Sutra

    Scroll, Manuscript

    The Lotus Sūtra, known in Sanskrit as Saddharma Puṇḍarīka Sūtra or ‘Sūtra of the Lotus of the Wonderful Law,’ is one of ...

  • Mahabuddhaguna and other Buddhist texts

    Paper folding book, Manuscript

    An 18th-century manuscript from Thailand, outlining the virtues of the Buddha. The manuscript The manuscript from centr...

  • One hundred seated images of Amida Nyorai

    Woodblock printed sheet

    This votive prayer sheet, printed in Japan at the beginning of the 12th century, contains one hundred images of Amitābha...

  • Pancaraksa

    Manuscript

    This manuscript, a fine calligraphic copy in the Rañjanā script written in gold ink on black paper with ten minia...

  • Perfection of Wisdom Sutra

    Manuscript

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

  • Printed copy of the Diamond Sutra

    Scroll, Woodblock printed scroll

    This copy of the Diamond Sūtra in Chinese language, complete with a beautifully illustrated frontispiece, is the world's...

  • Sutra of the Perfection of Wisdom in 100,000 Lines

    Manuscript

    This manuscript, now incomplete, would have originally possessed some 1,000 folios. It contains the Śatasāhasrikā Praj&n...

  • The Garland Sutra

    Manuscript

    This finely decorated Korean manuscript contains Volume 32 of the Buddhist scripture called the Avataṃsaka-sūtra, in San...

  • The Life and songs of a famous Tibetan Yogi

    Manuscript

    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

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