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07/07
2019

Online Glosseries

This post assembles a short lists of online glossaries for Tibetan terminology in the different literary fields; further reference material for specialized Tibetan terminology is catalogued under the keywords/topics: T181: administrative terminology, T219: Buddhist terminology, T288: misc. terminology, T239: Medical terminology

Tibetan literature and text production

- Terms Found in Colophons, THL (accessed: 2019-07-07)

- Section Names, THL (accessed: 2019-07-07)

- Provenance Figures, THL (accessed: 2019-07-07)

- Colophonic Phrases, THL (accessed: 2019-07-07)

- Reference Lists for Cataloging a Collection of Tibetan Texts for THL, THL (accessed: 2019-07-07)

Administrative

- Ein Glossar zur Terminologie der tibetischen Urkundensprache, Christoph Cüppers, academia.edu (2017-02-01)

- Preliminary Tibetan-English glossary, Joachim Karsten, Digitized Tibetan Archives Material, Bonn University (accessed 2017-08-16), currently offline!

- On the Monastic Archives of Kun-bde gling, Lhasa, Including a Preliminary Analytical Historical Study of the Monastery Itself (1794-1959/2000), Joachim Karsten, Digitized Tibetan Archives Material, Bonn University (accessed 2017-08-16), currently offline!

- 'When Silk Was Gold' in the 'Land of Snows': Towards a Tibetan-English Glossary of Non-Tibetan Textile (Silk) Terms , Joachim Karsten, academia.edu (accessed 2019-07-07)

- Glossary for Tibetan Terms, Tibetan Oral History Archive Project, Library of Congress (accessed 2019-07-07)

04/06
2019

Cataloguing Tibetan material in TEI (manuscript description module)

Here follows a short list of projects using TEI xml to describe Tibetan texts.

1. International Dunhuang Project

British Library
Encoding format: TEI XML; manuscript description module (since 2010?)
Language: Wylie, Extended Wylie (lang=“tib”)
released: 1998
cf. also IDP

2. Catalogue of the Tibetan Tantric Manuscripts from Dunhuang in the Stein Collection

University of Oxford Text Archive
Encoding format: TEI XML; TEI P4, manuscript description module
Language: Extended Wylie (lang=“tib”)
released: 2005
cf. also Dalton & Van Schaik 2006

3. Indo-Tibetan Books and Technology

University of Cambridge
Encoding format: TEI XML; TEI P4, msDesc
Language: Extended Wylie (lang=“bo-Latn-x-EWTS”)
released: 2013
cf. also TTBBC

4. Karchak: A catalogue of Tibetan Manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries

Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford
Encoding format: TEI XML; TEI P5, msDesc element
Language: Extended Wylie (lang=bo-Latn-x-EWTS), Tibetan (bo), LOC Wylie (lang=“bo-Latn-x-LC”)
released: 2019
cf. also Barrett 1993

5. Tibskrit Philology 2011, Dan Martin

encoded and distributed by Dharma Drum Buddhist College (Jinshan, Taiwan)
Encoding format: TEI XML; TEI P5; not acc. to manuscript description module
Language: without particular language encoding
released: 2011
cf. also Tibskrit 2011

01/12
2019

Digitized Book Series for download

3. Bibliotheca Buddhica
1897-1937;
Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg

2. Studies in Manuscript Cultures (SMC), De Gruyter
2011-;
Hamburg University
Michael Friedrich, Harunaga Isaacson and Jörg B. Quenzer (eds.)

3. Wiener Studien zur Tibetologie und Buddhismuskunde
1977-;
Arbeitskreis für Tibetische und Buddhistische Studien, Universität Wien

4. Verzeichnis der Orientalischen Handschriften in Deutschland (VOHD)
1966-;
Akademie der Wissenschaften in Göttingen
Band XI: Tibetische Handschriften und Blockdrucke

5. Hamburg Buddhist Studies
2010-;
Numata Center for Buddhist Studies, Hamburg University
Steffen Döll and Michael Zimmermann (b. 1979) (eds.)

01/12
2019

SRC Sitemap Sources

Historical writings

  1. Annals
  2. Biographies
  3. Chronicles
  4. Chronicles (monastic)
  5. Genealogies
  6. Histories
  7. Records of Teachings Received
  8. Religious histories

Text Catalogues

Text Collections

  1. Sakya
    sa skya bka' 'bum [mst], lam 'bras slob bshad/ [mst], lam 'bras tshogs bshad/ [mst], …
    rgyud sde kun btus [1971/72], sgrub thabs kun btus [1970], …
    e waM bka' 'bum [2009-2010], rdzong lugs kyi chos skor [2017], …

Collected Works

Reference Material

  1. Sakya Monasteries Lists
  2. Sakya Person Lists

Secondary Literature

[…]

12/04
2018

Overview of digital editions & catalogues of the Tibetan canon (Kanjur and Tanjur)

provisional link list, updated: 2019-04-05

Pedurma edition (dpe bsdur ma/)

  • Pedurma Kanjur catalogue/index (dkar chag/):
    - rKTs, link
    - BDRC, link
  • Pedurma Tanjur catalogue/index (dkar chag/):
    - BDRC, link
    - rKTs, link

Beijing block print (pe cin/), sigla: P or Q

  • Beijing Kanjur etext (bka' 'gyur/): n/a
  • Beijing Kanjur catalogue/index (dkar chag/):
    - Peking Tripitaka Online Search, link
    - THL (kt-q-bib.xml), link
    - BDRC (no outline yet)
    - AIBS Buddhist Canons Research Database, link
    - rKTs, link
    - 84000, link
  • Beijing Tanjur etext (bstan 'gyur/): n/a
  • Beijing Kanjur catalogue/index (dkar chag/):
    - Peking Tripitaka Online Search, link
    - THL (kt-q-bib.xml), link
    - BDRC, link
    - AIBS Buddhist Canons Research Database, link
    - rKTs, link
    - 84000, link

Cone block print (co ne/), sigla: C

  • Cone Kanjur etext (bka' 'gyur/): n/a
  • Cone Kanjur catalogue/index (dkar chag/):
    - THL, link
    - BDRC, link
    - rKTs, link
  • Cone Tanjur etext (bstan 'gyur/): n/a
  • Cone Tanjur catalogue/index (dkar chag/):
    - THL, link
    - BDRC, link

Derge block print (sde dge), sigla: D or Toh

  • Derge Kanjur etext (bka' 'gyur/)
    - ACIP (release v?), link
    - THL/UVA, link
    - Adarsha, link
    - Esukhia-Barom, link
    - rKTs (old website)
  • Derge Kanjur catalogue/index (dkar chag/):
    - ACIP (release v?), link
    - Peking Tripitaka Online Search, link
    - THL, link
    - Adarsha
    - BDRC, link
    - AIBS Buddhist Canons Research Database, link
    - rKTs, link
    - Digital Database of Buddhist Tripitaka Catalogues, link
  • Derge Tanjur etext (bstan 'gyur/)
    - ACIP (release v?), link
    - THL/UVA, link
    - Adarsha, link
    - Esukhia-Barom, link
    - rKTs (old website)
  • Derge Tanjur catalogue/index (dkar chag/):
    - ACIP (release v?), link
    - Peking Tripitaka Online Search, link
    - Adarsha
    - BDRC, link
    - AIBS Buddhist Canons Research Database, link
    - rKTs, link
    - Digital Database of Buddhist Tripitaka Catalogues, link

Ganden Golden manuscript (dga' ldan/)

  • Ganden Tanjur etext (bstan 'gyur/): n/a
  • Ganden Tanjur catalogue/index (dkar chag/):
    - Peking Tripitaka Online Search, link
    - BDRC, link
    - rKTs, link

Narthang block print (snar thang /), sigla: N

  • Narthang Kanjur etext (bka' 'gyur/): n/a
  • Narthang Kanjur catalogue/index (dkar chag/):
    - Peking Tripitaka Online Search, link
    - THL (kt-n-bib.xml), link
    - AIBS Buddhist Canons Research Database, link
    - BDRC, link
    - rKTs, link
  • Narthang Tanjur etext (bstan 'gyur/): n/a
  • Narthang Tanjur catalogue/index (dkar chag/):
    - Peking Tripitaka Online Search, link
    - THL (kt-n-bib.xml), link
    - AIBS Buddhist Canons Research Database, link
    - BDRC, link

Lhasa block print (lha sa/), sigla: H

  • Lhasa Kanjur etext (bka' 'gyur/):
    - ACIP (incomplete; old website, release iv)
  • Lhasa Kanjur catalogue/index (dkar chag/):
    - THL (kt-h-bib.xml), link
    - BDRC, link
    - rKTs, link

Lithang block print (li thang /, 'jang sa tham/), sigla: J

  • Lithang Kanjur etext (bka' 'gyur/):
    - Adarsha, link
  • Lithang Kanjur catalogue/index (dkar chag/):
    - Adarsha
    - BDRC (no outline yet)
    - rKTs, link

Urga block print (ur ga), sigla: U

  • Urga Kanjur etext (bka' 'gyur/): n/a
  • Urga Kanjur catalogue/index (dkar chag/):
    - THL (kt-u-bib.xml), link
    - BDRC, link
    - rKTs, link
06/29
2018

བོད་ཡིག་ཡིག་གཟུགས། | Tibetan Unicode - A Basic Link List

On the Structure and Composition of Tibetan Unicode

- Tibetan script summary, Richard Ishida, r12a (accessed: 2018-06-29)

- Encoding Model of the Tibetan Script in the UCS, THL (accessed: 2019-04-02)

- Creating and Supporting OpenType Fonts for Tibetan Script, Microsoft Typography, by Mike Jacobs, 02/08/2018 (accessed: 2018-06-29)

Tibetan Unicode Block

Range: 0F00 to 0FFF (0×0F00 to 0×0FFF); ~ 207/211 characters

- Chart Tibetan, unicode.org (accessed: 2018-06-29)
- Tibetan Collation Chart, Mimer (accessed: 2018-06-29)
- UniView 11: Tibetan, Richard Ishida, r12a (accessed: 2018-06-29)
- Tibetan character notes, Richard Ishida, r12a (accessed: 2018-06-29)

Tibetan Fonts Overview

- Introduction and overview of Tibetan Fonts by Digital Tibetan wiki (accessed: 2019-04-02)

- Overview of Tibetan legacy fonts (pre-Unicode), THL (accessed: 2019-04-02; website out of date)

- Overview of Tibetan Unicode fonts, THL (accessed: 2019-04-02; website out of date)

Fonts for Download

- yig gzugs kun btus (accessed: 2018-06-29)
by lug tshang dpal yon/, example and download of Tibetan Unicode and legacy fonts (TibetanFont | ཡིག་གཟུགས། | 藏文字体)

- sonamdawa.com (accessed: 2019-04-02);
download of various Tibetan Unicode and non-Unicode fonts (also zipped); བོད་ཡིག་ཡིག་གཟུགས་ཕབས་ལེན། (accessed: 2019-04-02)

- Legacy Tibetan Font Systems: Fonts, Keyboards, and Applications, Tibetan and Himalayan Library (accessed: 2018-06-29)

- bod kyi yig gzugs dra ba/ / 藏族书法网
download of Lanydza (i.e. Rañjanā) and Wartu Unicode fonts under lan war yig mdzod thog ma rin med 'bul sbyin byed pa/

Tibetan fonts developed by Google
- Noto Sans Tibetan

- Qomolangma Fonts
developed by the China Tibetology Research Center, Beijing; download zip.file
Overview of CTRC fonts here

Character Picker

- Tibetan character picker (v. 22) by Richard Ishida, r12a (accessed: 2018-06-29)

Free Software to Modify TrueType or OpenType Fonts

- FontForge (accessed: 2018-06-29)
- Glyphr-Studio-Online (accessed: 2018-06-29)
- Glyphr-Studio-Desktop (accessed: 2018-06-29)
- Inkscape (accessed: 2018-06-29)
- Visual OpenType Layout Tool, Microsoft (accessed: 2018-06-29)

See also tutorial by Craft Chatterbox on youtube (accessed: 2018-06-29)

05/10
2017

zhabs rim (prayers and mantras)

ཐུབ་པ་སངས་རྒྱས་བཅོམ་ལྡན་འདས་ཀྱི་མཚན་སྔགས།

གང་གི་ཐུགས་བརྩེ་ཉེར་བཟུང་ནས། །ལྟ་བ་ཐམས་ཅད་སྤང་པའི་ཕྱིར། །དམ་པའི་ཆོས་ནི་སྟོན་མཛད་པ། །གོ་ཏམ་དེ་ལ་ཕྱག་འཚལ་ལོ། ། ཨོཾ་མུ་ནི་མུ་ནི་མཧཱ་མུ་ནི་ཡེ་སྭ་ཧཱ།

དགེ་བ་འདི་ཡིས་མྱུར་དུ་བདག་། སྟོན་པ་སངས་རྒྱས་འགྲུབ་གྱུར་ནས། །འགྲོ་བ་གཅིག་ཀྱང་མ་ལུས་པ། །དེ་ཡི་ས་ལ་འགོད་པར་ཤོག་།

འཕགས་པ་སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས་ཀྱི་མཚན་སྔགས།

སྐྱོན་གྱིས་མ་གོས་སྐུ་མདོག་དཀར། །རྫོགས་སངས་རྒྱས་ཀྱིས་དབུ་ལ་བརྒྱན། །ཐུགས་རྗེ་ཅན་གྱིས་འགྲོ་ལ་གཟིགས། །སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས་ལ་ཕྱག་འཚལ་ལོ། ། ཨོཾ་མ་ཎི་པདྨ་ཧཱུཾ།

ཨོ་རྒྱན་འབྱུང་བཞིའི་གསོལ་འདེབས།

ས་ཆུ་མེ་རླུང་འབྱུང་བའི་བར་ཆད་ས༔ སྒྱུ་ལུས་ཉེན་ཅིང་འཇིག་པའི་དུས་བྱུང་ཚེ༔ ཡིད་གཉིས་ཐེ་ཚོམ་མེད་པར་གསོལ་བ་འདེབས༔ ཨོ་རྒྱན་འབྱུང་བ་བཞི་ཡི་ལྷ་མོར་བཅས༔ འབྱུང་བ་རང་སར་ཞི་བར་ཐེ་ཚོམ་མེད༔ ཨོ་རྒྱན་པདྨ་འབྱུང་གནས་ལ་གསོལ་བར་འདེབས༔ བསམ་པ་ལྷུན་གྱིས་འགྲུབ་པར་བྱིན་གྱིས་རློབས།

04/17
2017

Verzeichnis der Orientalischen Handschriften in Deutschland (VOHD)

Dge ba'i bshes gnyen rnam pa tsho lags,

the internet is nice and generous again! Almost the complete VOHD series is now freely availably, nicely digitized and searchable. Enjoy, if you did not encounter this repository already before.

Best wishes

Band XI: Tibetische Handschriften und Blockdrucke, Pdf download (accessed: 2017-04-06)

Band XI: Tibetische Handschriften und Blockdrucke, Contents (accessed: 2017-04-06)

07/24
2016

Brill online publications

Dear friends,

some of you may not have encountered those two new Brill pdfs for downloads.

Tibetan printing: comparisons, continuities and change ( Diemberger et al. 2016)
Brill Online version (accessed on 2016-07-05 23:25:00)

Meanings of community across medieval Eurasia: comparative approaches ( Hovden et al. 2016)
Brill Online version (accessed on 2016-07-05 23:35:00)

Best wishes
Mathias

08/28
2013

The bKa' gdams pa school of Tibetan Buddhism for download

Dear friends,

the Digital Himalaya Project recently made available the revised PhD dissertation of Gianpaolo Vetturini :

The bKa' gdams pa school of Tibetan includes a critical edition of the bka' gdams chos 'byung lo dgon pa [mst].

For further bibliographical data, cf. Vetturini 2013.

08/28
2013

Benjamin Wood’s thesis on the Shalu abbatial history for download

Dear friends,

please note that Benjamin Wood 's PhD thesis is available for download. The full title reads The jeweled fish hook: monastic exemplarity in the Shalu abbatial history Book.

For further bibliographical data, cf. Wood 2012.

01/01
2013

སྐྱེས་མཆོག་འཇམ་དབྱངས་རྣམ་རྒྱལ་རྗེས་སུ་དྲན་པའི་ཚིགས་ཀྱི་ཆུན་པོ། | Praise for Gene Smith

Praise for Ellis Gene Smith (1936–2010)

skyes mchog 'jam dbyangs rnam rgyal rjes su dran pa'i tshigs kyi chun po/

1)
rgyal ba kun gyi ye shes sku/ /
'jam dpal dbyangs la phyag byas nas/ /
bdag gzhan ma rig mun pa las/ /
rnam par rgyal phyir 'dir 'jug bya/ /

2)
'di na rgyal ba'i bka' dang lung / /
'phags bod mkhas grub grangs med pa'i/ /
mtha' yas gsung rab sgyu skar tshogs/ /
sgyu 'phrul mkha' yi ngos su 'char/ /

3)
e ma'o dpag med ngo mtshar gyi/ /
'phrul gyi bkod pa 'byams klas pa/ /
rnam par sprul pa'i byed pa po/ /
skyes mchog 'jam dbyangs rnam rgyal bstod/ /

4)
sngon gyi thub pa'i skyes rabs su/ /
dam chos tshigs su bcad phyir yang/ /
lus srog longs spyod yongs btang ba'i/ /
bya dka'i spyod pa rgya mtsho spyad/ /

5)
deng 'dir ngo mtshar 'phrul gyi gzhir/ /
ma lus rgyal ba'i bka' dang bstan/ /
mtha' yas gsung rab bye ba phrag /
cig car 'char ba 'di ko rmad/ /

7)
srid pa'i 'phrul gyi me long ngos/ /
sna tshogs chos kyi snang brnyan 'bum/ /
mngon par 'du ba'i byed po ni/ /
bsngags 'os bsngags shing drin yang dran/ /

8)
chos kyi sprin chen las 'byung ba'i/ /
byin brlabs sbrang char zim bu yis/ /
yid la sim pa'i dpal bskyed cing / /
kun rmongs srid pa'i gdung ba sel/ /

9)
bskal mang rnyed dka'i thub pa'i chos/ /
rnam mang dka' bas rab bsgrubs te/ /
grangs mang 'gro la sman pa'i phyir/ /
thabs mang 'phrul gyis spel la bstod/ /

10)
grangs med bskal pa bye ba ru/ /
bzod med dka' bas btsal gyur ba'i/ /
zla med gsung rab 'bum phrag kyang / /
'bad med ci dgar mjal 'dis tshengs/ /

11)
gang gi thugs bskyed las 'khrungs pa/ /
ngo mtshar chos kyi gter mdzod las/ /
'dzad med 'phrul gyi chos sbyin ni/ /
srid pa mthar byas de srid spel/ /

12)
bod kyi brda ru legs bsgyur ba'i/ /
snying po nang gi don bstan pa/ /
mtha' dag gsung rab dpe tshogs kyi/ /
lte gnas 'di yang rgyal gyur cig /

13)
skyes bu mchog de'i dgongs pa che/ /
ma lus lhun gyis grub pa dang / /
de yi sri zhur gtogs kun kyang / /
shin tu shis pa nyid gyur cig /

ces pa 'di ni skyes mchog dam pa de nyid kyi 'phrin las la snying nas gus shing / rjes su yi rang ba khyad par can byung ba brten rjes dran lo mchod 'bul ba'i dus dang bstun te rang gi yid 'dun mtshon pa'i phyir gong dkar ba blo gsal don grub kyis phyi lo 2011 zla ba 12 tshes 23 dge bar phyag bcas phul/ /