Arts and Literature

Here are some books, CDs, DVDs and streaming videos about the Tibetan culture that we are sure you will enjoy!  Click on the links to purchase them.


peaceful mind, compassionate heart

by Khen Rinpoche Lobzang Tsetan and edited by Dana Sawyer.

"When you understand thoroughly that life is impermanent, then you are really a practitioner."




Wooden wonders: tibetan furniture in secular and religious life

Serindia Publications

Tibetan furniture holds an important cultural significance in preserving the ancient customs of Tibet.


Cloud Hands

by Peter Kater

Music used in "His Holiness the Dalai Lama presents: Build a Prayer Hall for Tashi Lhunpo in Exile in Honor of the Panchen Lama." Music also featured in the feature length documentary"Tashi Lhunpo Monastic       University: From Tibet to Exile and Beyond."



by The Panchen Lama Tashi Lhunpo Project

Grammy nominated musicians Peter Kater, Nawang Khechog and Michael Fitzpatrick join together to dedicate a powerful improvisation to honor the missing 11th Panchen Lama Gendun Choekyi Nyima.   All proceeds benefit the Panchen Lama-Tashi Lhunpo Project, a 501 (c) 3, established per request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. 


Sacred Instrumental Music

by Tashi Lhunpo Monastery

Instrumental Music by Tibetan monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery.




tibetan meditation music

by Nawang Khechog

Nawang Khechog is a Tibetan flute player and composer.  Born in Tibet, he and his family moved to India following the Chinese invasion of 1949/1950.  He studied meditation and Buddhist philosophy, spent eleven years as a monk, including four as a hermit meditating in the Himalayas under the guidance of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.We thank Nawang for sharing his beautiful music for a benefit concert on June 25, 2010 in Pasadena, California.


Vol. 1 - Battle Cry

by Christen Lien

Christen Lien's music is also used in various film clips, including "Beyond the Ego: A Tibetan Buddhist Monks Journey to Compassion."

DVDs or Streaming Videos

unmistaken child

starring The Dalai Lama and Lama Konchog

Master Lama Konchog, one of the greatest Tibetan meditators of our times, passed away. UNMISTAKEN CHILD follows the four-year spellbinding journey of Tibetan Buddhist monk Tenzin Zopa as he travels far and wide to identify the child who is the reincarnation of his deceased master.




10 Questions for the dalai lama

starring The Dalai Lama and Rick Ray

The 2006 documentary film in which filmmaker Rick Ray meets with Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama at his monastery in DharamsalaIndia. The film maker asks him ten questions during the course of the interview which is inter-cut with a biography of Tenzin Gyatso, a history of modern Tibet and a chronicle of Ray's journey                                                     securing the interview.




TIBET - Cry of the snow lion

Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion is a 2002 documentary film about the Chinese occupation of Tibet. It is narrated by Martin Sheen and Tibetan voiceovers are provided by Edward EdwardsTim RobbinsSusan Sarandon and Shirley Winters.