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Collection description

The first part of the Tibet Collection was donated by Tibetan Lama Tsetul Pema Wangyal in 1993. Lhasa Kanjur is included in the donation. It is known as a printed edition under the name Zhol-Kanjur i.e. Zhol bka´gyur dpar ma literary collection, which was assembled into its current format in 1934. The collection includes text editions of wooden plates copied by photographing in the 1990s. The Lhasa-Kanjur Collection has a total of 100 volumes (1,359 texts): Vinaya (13 vol.); Prajñāpāramitā (21 vol.); Ratnakuta (6 vol.); Avatamsaka (6 vol.); Sūtra (30 vol.); Mahāparinirvanasūtra (2 vol.); Tantra (21 vol.); dKarchag (1 vol.).

The rest of the literature, around 200-300 volumes (3,458 texts) have been received as individual donations in the 21st century. The Tibet Collection consists of the following parts:  Lhasa edition bka' 'gyur (= kanjur); bstan ' gyur (= tanjur); other Tibetan scientific literature; commentaries on the canon, cut sheets. 

Catalogue information
  • The collection has been only partially catalogued
The Kanjur Collection has been catalogued into the National Library Search.
Collection materials in format
  • Analogue
Material type
  • Books
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