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Essays and Articles

- by Keith Dowman and Guests -

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by Keith

A Buddhist Guide to the Power Places of the Kathmandu Valley : The principal power places visited by Tibetans in the Kathmandu Valley derived from Tibetan and also Newar sources. Originally published in Kailash Kathmandu, 1983.

The Tibetan Diaspora and Tibetan Buddhism in the West: An essay on the amazing success of Tibetan refugees across the world from a Kathmandu viewpoint. Published as an appendix in The Sacred Life of Tibet.

The Eighty-Four Mahasiddhas and the Path of Tantra: India was the source of the Buddhist Tantra and Tibet has the living tradition -- this essay interprets the Indian sources in the light of Tibetan teaching for the benefit of the Western yogi. Originally published as the introduction to Masters of Mahamudra.

Woman and the Dakini:   The relationship of woman and the Dakini. Published as a commentary in Sky Dancer.

The Wheel of Passion: Sexual passion gives an extra spin to the wheel of life and here the realms of the wheel are analysed and described. Unpublished.

Himalayan Intrigue: The Discovery of the New Karmapa: The Karmapa (or rather Karmapas) have been on their thrones for some years already, but the theocratic intrigues of that time still illuminate the nature of Lama politics. Originally published in Tricycle Magazine, New York, 1992.

The Mandalas of the Lo Jampa Lhakhang: The murals of the Jampa Lhakhang in Lo Manthang in Mustang, Nepal, are some of the finest examples of Tibetan-Newar art: illustrated by Tom Laird's photos. Edited and Published in Tibetan Art: Towards a Definition of Style, Ed. Jane Casey Singer & Philip Denwood, Laurence King, 1997

by Guests

Death Ransom - Soul Ransom: A Bonpo Ritual to extend the life-span and restore the life-force.
Explanation and Commentary by Steven Landsberg

Patrul Rimpoche - Advice From Me To Myself translated by Constance Wilkinson

Two Poems by Ryokan
Taigu Ryokan (1758-1831) (nicknamed Great Fool) lives on as one of Japan’s best loved poets, the wise fool who wrote of his humble life with great directness.

A Lama Returns an essay by Steven Landsberg.
The story of a Bonpo incarnation, Tsondu Rinpoche, from the Bonpo monastery at Dolanji, India.

Maitripa's Essential Mahamudra Verses translated by Nicole Riggs

Sunflower Sutra by Allen Ginsberg

Legends of the Shangpa Masters translated by Nicole Riggs.
Khyungpo Naljor Meets the Dakini Niguma
Machokpa's Advice
Rahula's Six Verses of Nectar

Second Coming by W.B. Yeats

Sarva Mangalam!
May all beings be happy!