Buddhism A to Z is a comprehensive handbook, not only useful for the interested beginner but also a treasury of teachings for the experienced practitioner. It skillfully combines accurate definitions of terms, in dictionary form, with expansive exploratory teachings.
Presents more than 2000 entries explaining concepts, texts, terms, doctrines, practices, history, names (deceased scholars as well as classical masters and mythical characters), and Buddhist art and architecture. Brief essays cover the major schools (e.g., Hinayana, Mahayana, Zen) and other topics.
POPULAR DICTIONARY OF BUDDHISM by Christmas Humphreys
This book, a dictionary as well as a glossary, attempts to cover the entire field of Buddhism. Its terms, chosen from seven languages spoken in ten countries in at least ten major schools of Budddhism, are those that readers are most likely to find in books on Buddhism. Also included are brief biographies of eminent Buddhists and scholars from both East and West, which will provide a ready reference to authorities normally cited.
MANUAL OF KEY BUDDHIST TERMS by Lotsawa Kara Paltseg
Categorization of Buddhist Terminology with Commentary. In order to understand Buddhism clearly, we need to have a good knowledge of Buddhist terminology. This text, written by an 8th century Tibetan translator named Kabu Paltseg, introduces us to a world of definitive Buddhist terminology. In addition to clearly categorizing many key Buddhist terms, the author provides comprehensive lists with commentaries of the terms through which the reader can learn about the world of Buddhism: its psychology, cosmology, philosophical outlook and other aspects.
A MANUAL OF KEY BUDDHIST TERMS: Categorization of Buddhist Terminology with Commentary trans. by Thupten Rikey & Andrew Ruskin
To understand Buddhism, it is essential to understand Buddhist terminology. Kaba Paltseg, an 8th century Tibetan, categorized and explained many Buddhist terms. by studying these you will learn about Buddhist psychology, cosmology, and philosophy.
BUDDHIST ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF BUDDHISM, Vol. 1-5 by Kapoor S., ed.
The enormous volume of literature on the heritage and culture of the Buddhists has not only created a demand for general work of reference, but has also made known the necessity for a Buddhist Encyclopedia of a more special character. To bind the wealth of material between the covers of a book has indeed been a daunting task. it is against this background of challenge that this Encyclop'dia of Buddhism has been prepared, because it is not possible otherwise to have at our command the vast resources of learning and teachings that have accumulated over centuries. The present work is an attempt to meet the universally growing demand for a comprehensive Buddhist Encyclopedia.
TIBETAN - ENGLISH DICTIONARY OF BUDDHIST CULTURE CD-Rom, V3 by Rangjung Yeshe
Version 3 on CD-ROm 1979-2003
More than 276,000 entries, 20 mb.
Search Engines & Translation Tools.
Palm Pilot, TomeRaider and Pop-up (unicode) formats.
Usage, glossaries, definitions.
For PC only, Not Mac compatible.
Translated Words of Seven Buddhist Sadhanas. Would you like to understand the Tibetan words in your Buddhist Sadhana? This book is a guide for beginning to develop a sadhana vocabulary, an easier task than you might think. Based on a count of all the words in seven well known peaceful sadhanas, you will find that only 150 words are found in many of them - that's a manageable number to learn! If you want to learn the words in all seven sadhanas, there are only about 600 more. Or, you can quickly select out words from your favorite sadhana, even just the words in its visualization section.
This extensive collection of Tibetan proverbs offers a precious insight into the wisdom, humour and traditions of Tibet. With subject matters ranging from the natural landscape and livelihood of the people to human personality traits and the tenets of Buddhist philosophy, these sayings reflect the values and attitudes of the people who coined them and of their community.
CLARIFYING THE NATURAL STATE by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal
A practical manual for both teacher and student alike, Clarifying the Natural State covers the path from mindfuleness to complete enlightenment, simply and methodically. Presenting the profound and ultimate instruction of Mahamudra, it embodies the realization of India and Tibet's greatest masters.