NIEM Publication

Nagarjuna Institute has initiated a project of translating Buddhist texts from Sanskrit; English and Tibetan into Nepal Bhasa and Nepali languages in order to diffuse authentic Buddhist teachings to a wider Nepalese mass. We have established Nepal Buddhist Text Translation Project (NBTTP). You can get the pdf version of the entire book, for this just click on the image of the book which you can read in Adobe Acrobat Reader


Atisa and His Teachings

English Introduction, Biography of Atisha Dipamkara and Nepali translation of his major works composed in Nepal and Tibet.
Translated by : Mr. Milan Shakya
Date of Publication : 1996 AD
No of Pages : 91+
Language : Nepali
Publisher : Nagarjuna Institute


Guna Karandavyuha Sutra

An extensive Sutra containing the philanthropic activities of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. Also a first Mahayana Sutra reached into Tibet from Nepal in 3rd Century A.D.
Edited by : Mr. Min Bahadur Shakya
Date of Publication : 1997 AD
No of Pages : 516+
Language : Nepal Bhasa
Publisher : Nagarjuna Institute


Princess Bhrikuti Devi

Renowned scholars like Tucci, Wylie, Regmi & Bacot have long deemed Bhrikuti Devi as a mythological figure. But this book reveals the exciting & compelling evidence that she was indeed a historical figure of the 7th century, given in marriage to a Tibetan king & subsequently changed the course of Tibetan history by introducing Buddhism from Nepal.
Author : Mr. Min Bahadur Shakya
Date of Publication : 1997 AD
No of Pages : 120+
Language : English
Publisher : Book Faith India



The Boudha Stupa is one of the most celebrated places of pilgrimage in Nepal and in the Buddhist world and the largest stupa in the world. The UNESCO has declared it as World heritage Site because of its fascinating and unique specimen of Stupa architectural design existing in Nepal.
Author : Mr. Min Bahadur Shakya
Date of Publication : 1997 AD
No of Pages : 80
Language : English
Publisher : Talisman Worldwide, Germany


The Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava

The book contains the miraculous life and liberation of the famous and Enlightened Saint Padmasambhava, the founder of the Nyingmapa sect in Tibetan Buddhism.
Edited by : Mr. Min Bahadur Shakya
Date of Publication : 1998 AD
No of Pages : 92
Language : Nepali & English
Publisher : Indra Siddhi Industries


Activating the Awakening Mind

The book outlines the efficacious methods of generating the Bodhicitta, the mind intent on attaining Enlightenment for the benefit of all sentient beings with commentary by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Translated by : Mr. Min Bahadur Shakya
Date of Publication : 1999 AD
No of Pages : 52
Language : Nepali
Publisher : Nagarjuna Institute
Printed by : The Corporate Body of the Buddha Education Foundation, Taiwan


The Dharmadhatu is the newsletter which features report of ongoing activities carried out by Nagarjuna Institute. Additionally, It includes some selected International Buddhist activities and internet resources linked with our NIEM in some way or other.

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(1999 January – 2007 December) Coming soon…..
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Buddhist Himalaya

currentissue The Buddhist Himalaya is one of the several projects of Nagarjuna Institute and is intended to promote Buddhist studies in the Himalayan countries namely Nepal, Northern India, Tibet and Bhutan and to present the articles in the area of Philosophy, Art, Iconography, History, Biography, Monuments and Manuscripts. We’d like to hear reader’s comments and suggestions for the further development of the journal. NIEM welcomes the submission of the articles and research papersin English adequately documented and authenticated.

Contents of the Current Issue : VOL XI 2001-2007 (Combined Issue)
1. A Note from the Editor Download PDF- 35.3KB
– Min Bahadur Shakya

2. Notes on Contributors Download PDF – 44.1KB
– Min Bahadur Shakya

3. The Twelve Deeds of Lord Buddha Download PDF- 1.92MB
– Mathew Akester

4. The Lama of the Sky Mountain : A Biographical Sketch of the Khari lama Lozang Tsultrim – Michael D. Smith Download PDF – 1.67MB

5. A Study on the Integration of Persian God and Images of Buddha: Sources of the Early Buddha Image and Its Spread to the East Asia Download PDF – 4.63MB
– Shoshin Ichishima

6. Buddhism and Quantum Physics Download PDF – 88.3KB
– Christian Thomas Kohl

7. The Practice of Charity Download PDF – 65.2KB
– Ven. Lama Zopa Rinpoche

8. The Eight Strict Rules for Buddhist Nuns (Asta Garu Dharma)
– D. Amarasiri Weeraratne Download PDF – 56.8KB

9. Satadharmavidyamukham of Vasubandhu Download PDF- 100KB

10. Mahayana Vimsaka and Sattvaradhanagatha of Arya Nagarjuna
– Suniti K. Pathak Download PDF – 63.6KB

11. The Samadhi of Dharmasankha described in the Aryamanjusrinamasangititika of Manjusrikirti
– Sudan Shakya Download PDF – 90KB

12. The King and the Philosopher: Historical and Textual Analysis of Milinda Panha
– Ven. Chipamong Chowdhury Download PDF – 89.8KB

13. Namo Buddha and Its Environs: A Legacy of Great Compassion
– Min Bahadur Shakya Download PDF – 5.80MB

14. Emperor Kaniska’s Contribution to Buddhism Download PDF- 49.7KB
– Ven. Bu B. Siri Sivali Thero

15. Revisiting the Times of Sakyamuni Buddha Download PDF – 1.03MB
– Shoei Ichimura

16. Notes on the Dispersed Jucker Collection Download PDF- 2.89MB
– Iain Sinclair

In memory of

Late Mr. Min Bahadur Shakya

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