Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center

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Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center

The mission of the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center, Inc. is to promote research and scholarship in Tibetan Buddhism and advance the preservation of the Tibetan cultural heritage by making its literary tradition widely available in the form of digital images.

With the exodus of Tibetans from their homeland, their ancient wisdom was dispersed into the world. The precious texts and the oral traditions they brought with them gave new impetus to Tibetan and Buddhist studies in the West. This unique tradition is particularly rich as it includes not only the Tibetans’ original contributions but also the traditional works of the great Indian scholars and masters, which were systematically documented and preserved in Tibet. Tibet’s extensive literature contains fully developed branches of knowledge that covers everything from philosophy, medicine, art, psychology, astrology, and mathematics to alchemy, poetics, and history.