are always warmly welcome -

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (LTWA)
17 Oct 2006

Tibetan Government in Exile, Dharamsala, India

Supplied note:
"The webpage gives free, live and downloadable access to the daily Buddhist Philosophy Class taught at the Library. The teacher for this class, Geshe Sonam Rinchen, holds the degree of Geshe Lharampa, which he received in 1980. He also holds an Acharya degree (equiv. to Master's Degree) from the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies (hereinafter CIHTS) in Sarnath, Varanasi. He has taught classes at LTWA since 1978. - pa."

"Library of Tibetan Works & Archives (LTWA) is an autonomous body under direct supervision of H.H. the Dalai Lama. It is registered with the Government of India under the Registration of Societies Act of 1860. LTWA is recognized by Himachal Pradesh University as a Centre for Tibetan Studies in 1991 and was accorded status of National Library, Archives and Museum by the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile in 1996."

Site contents:
* DEPARTMENTS (Administration, Library (Tibetan Manuscript [more than 80,000 manuscripts, xylographs, documents, illuminated manuscripts, and microfilm records - ed.], Foreign Language), Archive (Audiovisual & Sound [over 26,000 hours of audio recordings - ed.] Photographic [over 7,000 photos, negatives and slides of Tibet - ed.], Architectural (TADC)), Museum, Research & Translation, Oral History [several thousands transcripts of recordings of interviews with senior Tibetans, both religious and secular - ed.] Publications, (Tibetan Publication [150 publications to date concerning Buddhist philosophy and other aspects of Tibetan culture, incl. two periodicals 'gTam Tshog' (Tibetan history, art, philosophy, literature and language) and 'Bod Kyi Tsen Rig Dus Deb') Non-Tibetan Publication [217 titles published, incl. a scholarly periodical 'The Tibet Journal'); * ANNOUNCEMENT (Buddhist Philosophy, Tibetan Language); * BOOKS PUBLISHED - English Publications [450 titles published]; * EDUCATION - Courses Provided (Buddhist Philosophy (Session I, Session II), Tibetan Language (Beginners, Advance, Intensive)); * PROJECTS (Project List, Cholka-sum Project [sub-regional and regional histories of Tibet, namely U-Tsang, Kham and Amdo regions - ed.], Digitisation Project [digitisation of historical documents], Narthang Project [digitisation of the mid-18th c. block printed Narthang edition of a complete set of 102 volumes of Kangyur, and 224 volumes of Tengyur], Science Project, Sung-Bum Project, Manuscript Project); *JOURNALS (Journals Published, Tibet Journal [est. 1971, the index of Tibet Journal from 1975-2005 is available online in PDF format] gTam Tshog, Science Journal [Journal - pdf version (in Tibetan), Newsletter - pdf version (in Tibetan) are available online] Hindi Journal); * AUDIO (Power of Compassion, Online Buddhist Philosophy Class); * CONTACTS.


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