TBRC Training Workshop

Wednesday, November 28th 
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (in English)

Michael Sheehy
Head of Research, TBRC

This workshop is designed to introduce the TBRC’s digital research library resources to the Tibetan studies community. The workshop is threefold: (1) An information session about TBRC with introduction to the historical work of Gene Smith, and the extent of TBRC resources and services; (2)  Practical training for how to navigate and conduct research in the TBRC Library; (3) Discussion of the models of knowledge deployed to access the TBRC Library based on our methods of analyzing Tibetan literature, including genre and subject taxonomies, biographical data and social relations, geographic coordinates, bibliographic information, lexical tools, and both searchable and scanned texts. The workshop seeks to inform and further a network of affiliated scholars and collaborators to contribute to the preservation of Tibetan literature and enrichment of the TBRC Library. All are welcome!


RSVP to [email protected] or call (617) 354-7900
Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center is located in Harvard Square
1430 Massachusetts Ave., 5th Fl., Cambridge, MA 02138
This workshop will also be available live online. Contact TBRC for login details. 

See further info on the TBRC blog.
See also the events page on Facebook.


Buddhadharma Book Briefs: Fall 2012

by Michael Sheehy

Beating the Cloth Drum (Shambhala 2012)
From Here to Enlightenment (Snow Lion 2012)
The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English (Wisdom 2012)
The Scientific Buddha (Yale 2012)
Sustainable Happiness (Routledge 2012)
Buddha’s Daughters (Peacock Titles 2011)
Confusion Arises as Wisdom (Shambhala 2012)
Upright with Poise and Grace (Gnomon 2012)

Read the briefs …


Mt. Kailash Pilgrimage Details & Poster

Dates, costs, itinerary and enrollment process for the upcoming pilgrimage to Mount Kailash and the ancient kingdoms of western Tibet are now posted at:

See the poster,

Poster for Pilgrimage 2013



Original Jonang Monastery Video

We have uploaded the orignal Jonang Monastery video for your viewing. This includes narration of the migration from the original monastic edifice down the Jomonang valley to the Great Stupa of Jonang to the citadel fortress, Takten Phuntsok Ling Monastery at the cusp of the valley’s edge.


Events at The University of Alabama

Events at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Oct. 01-02:

Mapping Scholarship on Tibet: Recent Findings of Jonang Monasteries
Presentation at the National Outreach Scholarship Conference

Three Years in Tibet: Reflections from a Buddhist Monastery
Lunchtime talk

Sneak preview screening of Digtal Dharma
Documentary on Tibetologist E. Gene Smith

Part of the Global Histories and Cultures series. Hosted by the Department of History and Asian Studies Programs. See the flyer for details,



Young Tibetologists TBRC Workshop


TBRC  Workshop on “Conducting Tibetological Research” at the International Seminar of Young Tibetologists (ISYT) in Kobe, Japan.