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(image for) Sky Dancer:Life of Yeshe Tsogyal by Dowman (PDF)

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Date Added: Tuesday 16 January, 2024
Yeshe Tsogyalworked very closely with Padmasambhava when Buddhism was first introduced to Tibet. She is credited with becoming the first Tibetan to reach enlightenment. (Padmasambhava was not a Tibetan.  This book of all the hardships in her life, her realizations, and her work with Padmasambhava. Keith Dowman says this biography is a great biography which is perhaps only second to Padmasambhav's 100,000 Songs.
(image for) Buddhist Power Places of Kathmandu Valley Nepal (PDF)

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Date Added: Monday 15 January, 2024
Keith Dowman has researched and published books several books on places that are said to have strong sacred power. While this item is a typewritten PDF, it is extremlu helpful for anyone interested in Buddhism in Nepal.
(image for) Line Drawings of Nyingma Deities and Masters text by Dowman (PDF)

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Date Added: Monday 15 January, 2024
This book has drawings by Gomchen Oleshe, a Sherpa hermit who drew 93 line drawing of all the major Nyingma deities and lineage holders. 
(image for) Everything is Light by Dowman (PDF)

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Date Added: Monday 15 January, 2024
This is a translation of a Dzogchen tantra called  The Circle of Total Illumination. This tantra explains that everthing that we experience of phenomena is "light." The first 60 pages of the 300 pages of this book is an extensive commentary by Keith Dowam on the tantra. What follows is the translation of the tantra which is very complex.
(image for) The Devine Madman by Dowman (PDF)

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Date Added: Monday 15 January, 2024
This is the story of the famous Drukpa Kunley who as a practitioner in Tibet who broke all societal rules, but did so in the interest of Dharma. He is well known by Tibetans because some of his stories use sex to help spiritual development.

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Date Added: Sunday 14 January, 2024
These are more stories on extradinary people achieving enlightenment and madical powers by disregarding ordinary conventions and pradticing outside the monasteries.. Dowman  highly readable translation of these legends from Tibetan oral tradition shows the power of meditation in daily life. This book is also illustrated by Ribert Beer who has devoted his life to painting Buddhist topics.
(image for) Masters of Mahamudra trans by Dowman (PDF)

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Date Added: Sunday 14 January, 2024
This book is a translation of stories of the 84 mahasiddhas. These Mahasiddhas were accomplished practitioners who lived outside the monasteries in India and praticed Mahamudra without the constraints of vows and certain behaviors in the 8th to 12th century in India. The stories are fascinating because the pradtitioners were ordinary men and women who had many different backgrounds. Keith Dowman translated their songs of reaiization and related their experiences and teachings to the modern practice of Mahamudra.

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Date Added: Sunday 24 December, 2023
Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) was considered a second Buddha in Tibet because he brought Buddhism from India to Tibet and established its first lineage--the Nyingma lineage. In this picture he is depicted in his usual costume with his staff with three heads holding a Vajra in this right hand in the dispelling of obstacles mudra and a skull cup filled with long life amrita in his left. Below at his right is Pincess Madarava that he married in Indian and brought to Tibet and Yeshe Tsogyal one of his closest Tibetan students who actually credited with being the first Tibetan to have reached Enlightenment. This Guru Rinpoche is depicted as being fairly angry because he was able to subdue many demons in Tibet and made way for it to become a Buddhist country. This set includes two high quality (300dpi) photos which are copyright free. One is 8 by 10 inches and the other is 4 by six inches. You can also download this image from the website at Practice Images to Download for $ 0.50.