Free Translations of Tibetan Buddhist Texts
Welcome to Lotsawa House, a growing library of free Tibetan Buddhist texts
Lotsawa* House features translations of Buddhist texts from Tibetan into English and other languages by translators from the Rigpa Lotsawa team and others including Tulku Thondup Rinpoche, Cortland Dahl and Heidi Nevin.
We offer these translations freely for the use of Dharma students. You are welcome to copy and distribute them, but we request that you make every effort to make them available free of charge. If you would like to include these texts in any publication please contact the translators by email.
Ebooks on Lotsawa House:
The Lojong section now contains ebooks for download:
An anthology of lojong texts created through the inspiration and guidance of Alak Zenkar Rinpoche.
* Lotsāwa (ལོ་ཙཱ་བ།; lo tsā ba) n. Title used for the native Tibetan translators who worked together with Indian scholars (or paṇḍitas) to translate the major buddhist texts into Tibetan from Sanskrit and other Asian languages. It is generally believed that it originated from a corruption of the Sanskrit lokacakṣu, literally meaning "eyes of the world". See also paṇḍita.