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Summer Institute for Buddhist Studies


This course will provide an overview of Tibetan Buddhism, including its historical background, development, growth and diversity. A key focus of the course will include the basics on how Christians can engage Tibetan Buddhists. This course is taught by Jason Loper, a PhD student at the AGTS and a missionary in the Himalayan region.

In this research guide you will find the required and recommended books for the course, some of which are available in the EU Libraries. Those that are not, can be found on the and requested via an Interlibrary Loan service (ILL). If you prefer to purchase the books, check the list of online bookshops compiled by a librarian. In addition to the books and eBooks, the guide features some of the databases the EU Libraries subscribe to, which include journal articles, dissertations and theses, and multimedia content. Use your library credentials to access the databases. 

Image: Bodhnath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal; Source: Unsplash

EU Libraries: Buddhist Studies Collection

Required Texts

Recommended Texts

Articles, eBooks, Media (subscribed content)

Open Access: Books, eBooks, Articles, Media