Lam Yig: Links to Tibetan Sites

Tib., lam yig

The Tibetan term lam yig means various things: travel guide book, directions, trekking permit. In internet terms, this very much fits what is meant by links and by wandering through cyberspace.

Government of Tibet in Exile
Our complimentary link to the Government of Tibet in Exile.


General

  1. The Khandroma (Dakini) Network
    Covering very much similar ground as the our own Dakini Yogini Central, www.khandro.net is not only more extensive in scope (and links to outside sources), but has also been around much longer. It is a good source for things you do not find here and also for a second opinion if you want one: we regularly come to different conclusions about things.
  2. Early Tibetan Mandalas: The Rossi Collection
    A well documented collection of 13th to 16th century mandalas with high quality reproductions and detailed explanations.
  3. Rangjung Yeshe Tibetan-English Dharma Dictionary
    A very extensive dictionary combining most of the glossaries from the books in your or my library with the many others we may not have. According to the organization, more than 85,000 Tibetan terms and phrases are translated and/or explained. A great resource if you know what you're looking for: the search engine only accepts Tibetan terms spelled according to the Wylie system. So looking for meditation, you must enter sgom.

Lineages and Schools

  1. Buddhism according to the Contemporary Gelugpa
    Part of the offical site of the Government of Tibet in Exile, this is a detailed and interesting source on how the present Gelugpa Order views the development of Buddhism in Tibet (and in exile). Most interestingly, they now include Bön in what is called the Five Principal Traditions.
  2. Nyingma in the West
    Although not representative for all Nyingma organizations in the West, Nyingma.org is an influential and large organization under the guidance of Tarthang Tulku. They have a huge monastery in the US, are involved in many and large translation and publication projects (under the name Dharma Publishing), and are represented in several other countries as well. The site has several photographs of the monastery and shows what Vajrayana looks like in the US of A (rather than in the West).
  3. Nyingma Palyul Lineage
    A specific tradition within the Nyingma originates with the Palyul Monastery in Tibet and its associated teachers.
  4. Aro gTer Lineage
    Very small and relatively unknown, this is an especially interesting Nyingma-based lineage because it is mainly oriented towards female masters and adepts (though it seems to be headed - at least temporarily - by a male Caucasian). Nevertheless, this website has information and images concerning women such as Yeshe Tsogyal, Jomo Memo, Machig Labron and others. Well worth a visit.
  5. Karma Kagyu Lineage
    Both in content and design, this is probably the best of several online efforts to introduce the development of this lineage and its major teachers.
  6. The Dzogchen Foundation
    A site filled with a variety of essays and interviews (mainly by or with author Surya Das) concerning Dzogchen teachers and teachings.