Tsadra Foundation recognizes the historic importance of preserving and disseminating the enormous corpus of Tibetan Buddhist literature. Since its inception in 2000, Tsadra has supported many monastery-based and independent Tibetan publishers in their crucial work of reproducing and distributing important texts from all the Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Over the years, this activity has produced hundreds of Tibetan texts in both print and digital form. The Timeless Treasuries library presents texts selected from the catalogs of our partner publishers and offers them for free download. Tsadra Foundation is delighted to present this collaborative project to the Tibetan community as well as to the international Buddhist world.
Timeless Treasuries was initially conceived in 2013, when Eric Colombel, Sean Price, and Rafael Ortet of Tsadra Foundation proposed an initiative to our partner publishers: a digital space for sharing Tibetan publications with a wide audience and promoting the activities of our partners. Their enthusiastic response inspired us. The first functional prototype was developed with the active involvement and support of Khenpo Sherab Gyaltsen and Acharya Choying Gyurme of the Jamgon Kongtrul Labrang in Nepal, who provided a wealth of advice for properly formatting, structuring, and styling the texts. The library rapidly expanded with the contributions of Shechen Monastery, Vajra Vidya Institute, and other publishers who also offered numerous suggestions to enhance the content of the site. Timeless Treasuries could not have seen the light of day without the participation of so many dedicated individuals.
We invite you to explore the Timeless Treasuries library and download the texts—all available for free—and to stay tuned for the regular additions of forthcoming titles.
This site is dedicated to the activity of the monasteries and publishers who, with tenacious altruism, are working to maintain the vitality of their traditions for the benefit of future generations. If you would like to support the activities of the Timeless Treasuries project and its publishing partners, please go to the Donate page from the menu above.