Frequently Asked Questions
How to use this website
Please go to the Site Guide for brief descriptions of each sections of the site. If you are looking for more general information, read more below here and see our FAQ section below.
The purpose of the buddha-nature website is to provide a resource hub for trustworthy information for learning about and teaching the concept of buddha-nature, its associated texts, teachings, lineages, and relevant Buddhist ideas. Unique content will be shared here, but the site will primarily act as a broker for other projects and authors that have already created quality materials, which we will curate for a wide range of audiences.
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
If you have questions about Buddhist philosophy or history please feel free to ask them of Lopen Karma Phuntsho on the "Ask the writer-in-residence" page. Please refrain from asking website questions or functionality questions or reporting errors. If you have some problem with regard to navigating the website or there is a mistake you would like to inform us about, please email research at tsadra dot org.
How do I search the root text of the Gyulama (Ratnagotravibhaga)?
You can search the root text by fully loading this page and then pressing Command + F on Mac, Ctrl + F for Windows, to search the whole webpage in any of the languages displayed there. You can also find all of the Unicode Tibetan on one page here: ཐེག་པ་ཆེན་པོ་རྒྱུད་བླ་མའི་བསྟན་བཅོས་.
How does the filter work on library pages?
When you type in the filter area anywhere on the library page you will be searching not only the main metadata for library items, such as author name or title, but also the descriptions of the books and articles. You can also search for topics, Buddhist writers names, scholars names, and so on. Anything that does not match your entry will disappear and you will be presented with only matching options.
How do I search the entire website?
Use the search box in the upper right corner of any page. Searching there will provide results from the entire database.
How do I search for a particular book or article?
Filter the library in the search box at the top of The Library page or begin typing the title in the search box at the top right and see what dropdown suggestions are made.
How do I find a glossary or explanations of terms?
The Glossary Page has a list of terms that can be filtered or searched, or browsed in a list.
Where are the videos of My Teacher?
Dharma Teachings are easily accessible here and all multimedia items here and can be filtered and searched on the library page. If you can't find what you are looking for, please do notify us and we will try to add the content you are looking for.
How do I find the Tibetan texts themselves?
Pages for the texts related to buddha-nature and particularly the Gyü Lama can be found on these two pages? Library/Commentaries and Library/Sutras. The Tibetan texts are linked from each individual page to all online versions on other databases, such as BDRC or Adarsha or ACIP.
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