Tibetan Canons


Columbia University holds several editions of the Tibetan canon, in print and electronic formats, including the Narthang, Dege, Lhasa Shol, Urga, Peking manuscript, and Gyantse Tempangma editions, etc.  This page was developed with assistance from CU graduate student Runxiao Zhu. It provides links to several online finding tools for the study of Tibetan Buddhist canonical texts, as well as information on the editions available at Columbia University.


Canons in the Lhasa Library

Introductions and Finding Tools


Canons at Columbia

CANONICAL TEXTS

This list surveys the canonical editions available at Columbia University. For more information, please consult "Introductions and Finding Tools" (left sidebar), as well as the genre heading "Canon" in the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center online database.

Edition Kangyur (with dates of creation)
Tengyur (with dates of creation)
CLIO and other access links (some resources require UNI authentication)
Bon-po no date

bka'-brten

no date

K: CUL backlog (ask Tibetan Librarian)

K: Bibliographic record only in TBRC

T: CLIO

T: TBRC subscription

Chone 1729-1733
1753-1773

K: TBRC subscription

T: TBRC subscription

Comparative (dpe bsdur ma), China Tibetology Center, Beijing 2006-2009
1994-2008

K: CLIO

T: CLIO

Derge 1753-1773
1737-1744

K: CLIO

T: Search "Sde dge bstan 'gyur series" in CLIO

Kangxi (Peking manuscript)
1692-1700 n/a CLIO
Golden (gser bris ma) (Ganden) n/a 1731-1741 TBRC subscription
Gondhla (Lahul) early 14th c. n/a Bibliographic record only in TBRC
Lhasa (Zhol)
1934 never completed

CU backlog (ask Tibetan Librarian)

TBRC subscription

Litang (Jang)
1608-1621
n/a
Bibliographic record only in TBRC
Mongol 1717-1720 no date Bibliographic record only in TBRC
Mongolian Urga 1908-1910? n/a

CLIO

TBRC subscription

Narthang 1730-1732 1741-1742

K: CLIO (Delhi reprint)

K: CLIO (RBML holding)

K: TBRC subscription

CU backlog (ask Tibetan Librarian)

Shey (Shel mkhar)
1730s n/a TBRC Subscription
Stog (Ladakh) 18th c. n/a

CLIO

TBRC subscription

Tempangma (Gyantse) 1431 n/a CLIO