Books and Letters


Tso•n-kha-pa Blo-bza•n-grags-pa (1357-1419). [Lam rim chen mo. English] The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. Ithaca, N.Y.: Snow Lion Publications, 2000-2002.

This sacred Tibetan Buddhist text was written in 1402, and was soon adopted as a renowned work of spiritual philosophy and practice. This edition was translated by the Lamrim Translation Committee; Joshua W.C. Cutler, editor-in-chief; Guy Newland, editor.

Bstan-'dzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV, (b. 1935). Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama. New York: Harper Collins, c1990.

Presentation copy. In his autobiography, the Dalai Lama provides insight into his life, describing his childhood in Tibet, Tibet's invasion by the People's Republic of China in 1949, and his subsequent exile in the Himalayan village of Dharamsala in northern India. This book was selected for the Lehigh University Summer Reading Program now in its fifth year.

Tashi Wangdi. [Autograph Letter] 2007 September 26, New York [to] Alice P. Gast, Ph.D., President of Lehigh University.

In this letter, Tashi Wangdi forwards an inscribed copy of the Dalai Lama's autobiography Freedom in Exile to Lehigh's President.