NIEM Publication

Nagarjuna Institute has initiated a project of translating Buddhist texts from Sanskrit; English and Tibetan into Nepal Bhasa and Nepali languages in order to diffuse authentic Buddhist teachings to a wider Nepalese mass. We have established Nepal Buddhist Text Translation Project (NBTTP). You can get the pdf version of the entire book, for this just click on the image of the book which you can read in Adobe Acrobat Reader

Lalitavistara Sutra

Lalitavistara Sutra is one of the nine vaipulya texts of Nepalese Buddhism. The Sanskrit version contains only 27 chapters narrating the scenes from the birth of the Buddha to his first turning of wheel. But this book has 66 chapters sourced from different Mahayana texts and has the complete birth story upto Mahaparinirvana.
Translated by : Nisthananda Vajracharya
Edited by : Mr. Min Bahadur Shakya
Date of Publication : 1978 AD
No of Pages : 655+
Language : Nepal Bhasa
Publisher : YMBA Nepal

A Short History of Buddhism in Nepal

This book is a welcome addition to the published materials about the history of Buddhism in Nepal. The revisions and stuffs about the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism are a definite improvement. Buddhism in Nepal represents a rich area of research. This book has been prepared in a condensed and revised form to fill the gap on the history of Buddhism in Nepal.
Author : Mr. Min Bahadur Shakya
Date of Publication : 1986 AD
No of Pages : 72
Language : English
Publisher : YMBA Nepal


The Book contains the Nepal Bhasa translations of refuge vows, sevenfold prayer, Bodhisattva vows, three principal aspects of the path, thirty seven practices of Bodhisattvas and thought transformation in eight stanzas
Author : Mr. Min Bahadur Shakya
Date of Publication : 1988 AD
No of Pages : 43
Language : Nepal Bhasa
Publisher : Nagarjuna Institute

Arya Amoghpasa Hrdaya Sutra

The book contains introduction of Arya Amoghpasa Heart Sutra, and text in Sanskrit and its English translation and a Newari synopsis of the text.
Edited by : Mr. Min Bahadur Shakya
Date of Publication : 1992 AD
No of Pages : 31
Language : English
Publisher : Nagarjuna Institute

Arya Manjusri Namasangiti

English Introduction of Arya Manjusri Nama- sangiti, its Newari translation of the text, Glossary of Sanskrit and Newari terms.
Edited by : Mr. Min Bahadur Shakya
Date of Publication : 1993 AD
No of Pages : 132
Language : Nepal Bhasa
Publisher : Nagarjuna Institute

The Iconography of Nepalese Buddhism

The purpose of this book is to provide some facts, materials and information on Buddhist Iconography gathered through extensive study of canonical texts about Vajrayana Buddhism prevailing in Nepal and some from Tibet albeit in a humble way.
Author : Mr. Min Bahadur Shakya
Date of Publication : 1994 AD
No of Pages : 88+
Language : English
Publisher : Handicraft Association of Nepal

Buddhist Himalaya

currentissue The Buddhist Himalaya is one of the several projects of Nagarjuna Institute and is intended to promote Buddhist studies in the Himalayan countries namely Nepal, Northern India, Tibet and Bhutan and to present the articles in the area of Philosophy, Art, Iconography, History, Biography, Monuments and Manuscripts. We’d like to hear reader’s comments and suggestions for the further development of the journal. NIBS welcomes the submission of the articles and research papersin English adequately documented and authenticated.

Contents of the Current Issue : VOL XI 2001-2007 (Combined Issue)
1. A Note from the Editor Download PDF- 35.3KB
– Min Bahadur Shakya

2. Notes on Contributors Download PDF – 44.1KB
– Min Bahadur Shakya

3. The Twelve Deeds of Lord Buddha Download PDF- 1.92MB
– Mathew Akester

4. The Lama of the Sky Mountain : A Biographical Sketch of the Khari lama Lozang Tsultrim – Michael D. Smith Download PDF – 1.67MB

5. A Study on the Integration of Persian God and Images of Buddha: Sources of the Early Buddha Image and Its Spread to the East Asia Download PDF – 4.63MB
– Shoshin Ichishima

6. Buddhism and Quantum Physics Download PDF – 88.3KB
– Christian Thomas Kohl

7. The Practice of Charity Download PDF – 65.2KB
– Ven. Lama Zopa Rinpoche

8. The Eight Strict Rules for Buddhist Nuns (Asta Garu Dharma)
– D. Amarasiri Weeraratne Download PDF – 56.8KB

9. Satadharmavidyamukham of Vasubandhu Download PDF- 100KB

10. Mahayana Vimsaka and Sattvaradhanagatha of Arya Nagarjuna
– Suniti K. Pathak Download PDF – 63.6KB

11. The Samadhi of Dharmasankha described in the Aryamanjusrinamasangititika of Manjusrikirti
– Sudan Shakya Download PDF – 90KB

12. The King and the Philosopher: Historical and Textual Analysis of Milinda Panha
– Ven. Chipamong Chowdhury Download PDF – 89.8KB

13. Namo Buddha and Its Environs: A Legacy of Great Compassion
– Min Bahadur Shakya Download PDF – 5.80MB

14. Emperor Kaniska’s Contribution to Buddhism Download PDF- 49.7KB
– Ven. Bu B. Siri Sivali Thero

15. Revisiting the Times of Sakyamuni Buddha Download PDF – 1.03MB
– Shoei Ichimura

16. Notes on the Dispersed Jucker Collection Download PDF- 2.89MB
– Iain Sinclair

In memory of

Late Mr. Min Bahadur Shakya

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