Digital Resources & Tools

  • Christian Steinert’s Online Tibetan Dictionary and App
    Excellent resource for Tibetan students. A listing of Tibetan-English online dictionaries and apps, Buddhist apps, Tibetan computing (translation tools, typing in Tibetan, Wylie transliteration lookup table), and much more.
  • Digital Tibetan
    An extensive online resource for Tibetan dharma technology.
  • “Grammar Summaries for Tibetan”
    By Jeffrey Hopkins Elizabeth Napper
  • Himalayan Art Resources
    Himalayan Art Resources website is a “virtual museum” of Himalayan and Tibetan art, cataloging and exhibiting images of art from museum, university and private collections throughout the world. The website is hosted at the Rubin Museum of Art.
  • Khyentse Foundation
    Khyentse Foundation activities include major text preservation and translation projects, support for traditional monastic colleges in Asia, a worldwide scholarship and awards program, academic development of Buddhist studies in major universities, training and development for Buddhist leaders and teachers, Buddhist education for children, support for individual study and retreats, and more.
  • Library of Tibetan Works & Archives
    Located in Dharamsala, India and founded by the 14th Dalai Lama, the primary objectives of the LTWA are to provide comprehensive Tibetan cultural resources and to promote an environment that encourages research and an exchange of knowledge between scholars and students.
  • Lotsawa House
    Lotsawa House features important Tibetan Buddhist texts in the original Tibetan, plus translations of those texts and prayers from Tibetan into English and other languages, biographies of Tibetan meditation masters, and topic series such as the Bodhicaryavatara (Way of the Bodhisattva) to explore.
  • Nitartha International
    An educational resource which includes Nitartha Digital Library and Sambhota Font. Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, spiritual director.
  • Rangjung Yeshe Institute
    The courses offered at Rangjung Yeshe Institute include a variety of topics in Buddhist philosophy, history, and cultural studies, and in Tibetan, Sanskrit, and Nepali languages. Students who are seeking a thorough education in Buddhist Philosophy and Himalayan languages may enroll in formal degree programs at BA, MA, and PhD levels or take advantage of RYI’s Certificate Course in Buddhist Studies.
  • Sam van Shaik’s Blog
    A scholarly blog by an expert on early Tibet.
  • Study Buddhism by Berzin Archives
    An extensive source of authentic Buddhist teachings, presented in a down-to-earth and practical way.
  • Tibetan Children’s Education Foundation
    Promotes the preservation of Tibetan culture by supporting Tibetan schools and school children-in-exile from their Tibetan homeland.
  • Tibetan & Himalayan Library
    The Tibetan and Himalayan Library, formerly the Tibetan and Himalayan Digital Library, is a multimedia guide and digital library hosted by the University of Virginia focused on the languages, history and geography of Tibet and the Himalayas.
  • Treasury of Lives: Biographies of Tibetan Masters
    A biographical encyclopedia of Tibet, Inner Asia, and the Himalayan region. It provides accessible and well-researched biographies of notable scholars, masters, or leaders in traditional Himalayan and Inner Asian society and culture who are deceased and who were native to the region. Content is enhanced by a dynamic map of Asia.
  • Tsadra Foundation
    A many-faceted organization which provides vital funding for the combined study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism in the West.
  • UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies
    The UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies was founded by Dr. Jeffrey Hopkins, renowned scholar and human-rights activist, in Charlottesville, Virginia (USA) to support long-term translation of texts and oral teachings from Tibetan Buddhist traditions; conduct seminars, classes, and retreats on focal topics of Tibetan Buddhism and instruction in the literary and colloquial aspects of the Tibetan language; and maintain and develop multimedia sites and archives as research and instructional resources accessible across the Worldwide Web.