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Sources of Tibetan Tradition (Introduction to Asian Civilizations) Hardcover – March 26, 2013

ISBN-13: 978-0231135986 ISBN-10: 023113598X

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... A welcome addition and marks the maturation of Tibetan studies as a discipline.

(Bulletin of SOAS 1900-01-00)


Sources of Tibetan Tradition represents a mammoth and long-overdue contribution to the field, both as a basic reference tool for scholars and as a keystone of undergraduate and graduate education.

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Kurtis Schaeffer was born in Marin County, California, where he was introduced at an early age to the religions of Asia. His deep fascination with these rich spiritual traditions led him to become a lifelong student of Tibetan language, literature, and thought. Kurtis holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University, and teaches Buddhism at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Visit his site at UVa ( for more information on his current writing and translation projects.

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