Treasury of the Buddhist Sciences

Edited by Robert A. F. Thurman, Ph.D., and Thomas F. Yarnall, Ph.D.

The American Institute of Buddhist Studies (AIBS), in affiliation with the Columbia University Center for Buddhist Studies and Tibet House US, announces two new publication series. With the Treasury of the Buddhist Sciences (The Tibetan Tanjur and Associated Literature) the AIBS seeks to fulfill its ambitious mandate of supporting and coordinating the production of authoritative English translations, studies, and editions of every text in the Tibetan Tanjur (bstan ’gyur), a vast collection of more than 3,600 Indian Sanskrit Buddhist scientific treatises (sastra) written throughout the first millennium C.E., spanning all of India’s “inner” and “outer” arts and sciences and now preserved mainly in systematic seventh through twelfth century Tibetan translation.

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