E-Vam Institute has launched its own publication arm called Shogam Publications.
Books by Shogam include:
Rimé: Buddhism without prejudice
By Dr Peter Oldmeadow
This is the only book length treatment of the Rimé, 19th century Tibetan non-sectarian movement. Dr Peter Oldmeadow has made a masterful work in blending consummate scholarship with plain language. Therefore this book would be of great interest to scholars and general Buddhist practitioners alike.
The Nineteenth Century Rimé (non-sectarian) movement, which was centered in East Tibet, has played a major role in shaping modern Tibetan Buddhism. This book, based on a series of talks given at the 2010 Buddhist Summer School at Maitripa Centre in Healesville, provides an overview of the movement, the major figures within it, its background context and why it has exerted such an enduring influence. The central figures in the Rimé movement were Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820-1892), Jamgon Kongtrul (1813-1899), Chokyur Lingpa (1829-1870), Patrul Rinpoche (1808-1887) and Mipham Gyatso (1846-1912). They opposed the solidification and political rivalries of the various lineages and schools while encouraging the study and practice of them all. The Rimé movement also played an important role in reviving marginalized traditions and saving others on the point of extinction. The vast body of visionary and treasure teachings (terma) were also collected, clarified, arranged and made accessible to those with a serious desire to practice them. The majority of Tibetan lamas teaching in the West, including His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, have been influenced by the Rimé movement, and a number of important present-day lineages are directly connected to it. An appreciation of this movement is therefore invaluable for understanding Tibetan Buddhism as it is currently practiced.
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