Profile of Prof./Dr. Jampa Samten

Name Prof./Dr. Jampa Samten
Designation Professor in Tibetan History
Qualification with Institution Ph.D. from Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan.
Name of Department Department of Social Sciences
Name of Faculty FACULTY OF ADHUNIKA VIDYA
Area of Specialization Buddhist, Tibetan and Himalayan Cultural and Political History with Special Insight into the Tibetan Buddhist Tripitaka (Kagyur & Tangyur).
Current Assignment and Projects Professor in Tibetan History & Culture, Dean of Faculty of Adhunik Vidya & Appellate Authority of RTI of CUTS. 1. Dynastic History of La dwags (10th-15th century) This project was submitted by Dr. Jampa Samten & Dr. Roberto Vitali to Central University of Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, Varanasi through the Department of Social Science The treatments of the dynastic history of La dwags that have appeared in the studies so far (in Tibetan, Hindi or English) have been mainly based on a single major source, La dwags rgyal rabs. This royal history provides a plethora of information only from the advent of the local rNam rgyal dynasty onwards, which occurred at the end of the 15th century or the commencement of the 16th. 2. A Historiographical and Philological Study of the Historical Literature of the Himalaya (with Focus on the Earlier Periods) Two Projects submitted by Dr. Jampa Samten & Dr. Roberto Vitali to Central University of Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, Varanasi through the Department of Social Science. Our work is conceived as a historiographical study based on philological analysis of literary sources mainly in the Tibetan language.
E-mail jsamten@yahoo.com
Mobile Number +919450180542
Phone Number 0542 2586224
Postal Address CUTS, Sarnath, Varanasi-221007, (U.P.), INDIA

Publications

BOOKS:

  1. བོད་ཀྱི་དཔེ་མཛོད་ཁང་གི་བོད་ཡིག་ཕྱག་དཔེའི་དཀར་ཆག (དེབ་དང་པོ་རྒྱལ་རབས་སོགས་ལོ་རྒྱུས་སྐོར་) A Catalogue of Library of Tibetan Works & Archives, Dharamsala, Vol.1, (Historical works). Published by Library of Tibetan Works & Archives, Dharamsala ,1938. 451pages.
  2. ཕུག་བྲག་བཀའ་འགྱུར་བྲིས་མའི་དཀར་ཆག  (A Catalogue of the Phug Manuscript Kanjur) Dharamsala, Library of Tibetan Works & Archives, 1992. 286 pages.
  3. From Tibet Confidentially: Secret correspondence of the Thirteenth Dalai Lama to Agvan Dorzhiev, 1911-1925. Introduction, translation, and comments by Jampa Samten and Nikolay Tsyrempilov, Published by Library of Tibetan Works & Archives, Dharamsala, 2011.
  4. བོད་ཀྱི་བཀའ་བསྟན་ལོ་རྒྱུས་འོད་སྣང་གསར་པ། (History of Tibetan Translation of Buddhist Tripitaka (Kagyur & Tangyur) by Jampa Samten. Published by Central University of Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, 2015
  5. རྒྱལ་རྩེ་ཐེམ་སྤངས་མའི་བཀའ་འགྱུར་དཀར་ཆག ( A Catalogue of the Ulan Bator rGyal rtse Them spangs ma Manuscript Kangyur) by Jampa Samten, Hiroaki Niisaku.Sankibo Press, Tokyo, 2015
  6. བསྟན་བཅོས་དཀར་ཆག (Catalogue of the Narthang Manuscript Tangyur) edited and annotated by Jampa Samten. Published by Library of Tibetan Works & Archives, Dharamsala, 2015.
  7. བསྟན་འགྱུར་དཀར་ཆག་ནོར་བུའི་ཕྲེང་བ། (Catalogue of the Tshalpa Manuscript Tangyur) edited and annotated by Jampa Samten. Published by Central University of Tibetan studies, Sarnath, 2016.
  8. བོད་ཀྱི་ལོ་རྒྱུས་སློབ་གཉེར་དང་ཞིབ་འཇུག་ལ་ཉེ་བར་མཁོ་བའི་རབ་ལོ་དང་སྤྱི་ལོའི་ལོ་ཚིགས་སྦྱོར་ཚུལ་ཆོ་ག་དང་བཅས་པ། by Jampa Samten, Published by Library of Tibetan Works & Archives, Dharamsala, 2016

CO-EDITORED BOOKS.

  1. IN SEARCH OF TRUTH: a collection of articles in honour of fifth Samdhong Rinpoche, Lobsang Tenzin on his sixtieth birthday. Varanasi, Alumni of Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, 1999. 519 pages
  2. SELECTED WRITING AND SPEECHES: a collection of selected writings and speeches on Buddhism and Tibetan Culture by Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche, Jamtse series 2.Varanasi, Alumni of Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, 1999. 379 pages
  3. Zam gdong Rinpoche'i gsung rtsom dang gsung bshad phyogs bsdus.(a collection of selected writings and speeches on Buddhism and Tibetan Culture by Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche). Jamtse series 1. Varanasi, Alumni of Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, 1999. 371 pages.
  4. Meghaduta: Critical edition with Sanskrit and Tibetan Index edited by Lama Chimpa, Bimalendra Kumar and Jampa Samten. Published by Aditya Prakashan, New Delhi, 2011
  5. A History of Tibet. Edited by S.P.Gupta, K.S.Ramachandan. Revised & Re-edited by Jampa Samten.Tibetan Parliamentary & Policy Research Centre, New Delhi, 2012.

CONFERENCES ATTENDED & RESEARCH PAPERS PUBLISHED:

  1. Origins of the Tibetan Canon (Tripitaka) with special reference to Tshal pa Kanjur. Published in "Buddhism and Science", the commemorative volume on the eve of 80th Anniversary of Tongguk University, Seoul, South Korea, 1987. pp 763-781
  2. Notes on the Lithang edition of the Tibetan Kanjur. Published in "Tibet journal".  Vol.XII, No. 3, 1987. pp 17-40. A publication for the scholarly study of Tibet published by Library of Tibetan Works & Archives, Dharamsala.
  3. Preliminary notes on the Phug brag bKa' 'gyur; a unique edition of the Tibetan Buddhist Canon.  Published in "Tibetan studies; Proceedings of the 5th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan studies", Narita, Japan, 1989. Vol.1. pp. 115-120. Published by Naritasan Institute for Buddhist Studies, Japan, 1992.
  4. Sino-Tibetan political relation (from 7th to 9th century) from the Chinese sources. Published in "Patrika", Department of Social Science, CIHTS, Sarnath, Varanasi, 1990. pp.14-2
  5. Notes on the bKa' 'gyur of Orgyan gling, the family temple of the sixth Dalai Lama (1683-1706). Published in "Tibetan Studies; Proceedings of the 6th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies", Fagernes, Norway, 1992. Vol.1. pp.393-402. Published by the Institute of Comparative Research in Human Culture, Oslo, 1994.
  6. On the date of "London Manuscript" Kanjur. Published by India office Museum, London in "its introductory note of the Shel dkar bKa' 'gyur reprinted by India office Museum, 1995."
  7. Notes on the 12th or early 13th century commentary on Abhisamayalamkara. Published in "Tibetan Studies; Proceedings of the 7th Seminar on International Association of Tibetan Studies",Graz, Austria, 1995, Vol.2.pp.150-159.
  8. Autobiographical life sketch of Dorjieff; the key person of Tibeto-Russia-British frontier diplomacy. Himalaya Research and Cultural Foundation, JNU, Delhi,1991.
  9. Survey of recent   research in Kangyur philosophy. Published in "IN SEARCH OF  TRUTH: a collection of articles in honour of 5th Samdhong Rinpoche on his 60th birthday". Varanasi, Alumni of Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, 1999.pp.429-437.
  10. རྒྱལ་རབས་སུམ་ཅུ་སོ་གསུམ་ནས་རྒྱལ་རབས་བཞི་བཅུ་ཞེ་གཅིག་བར་གྱི་ཆབ་སྲིད་ལམ་ལུགས། Published in "Proceeding of conference on the political system of Tibet". Dharamsala, 1998. pp.81-96.
  11. Note on the rGyud 'bum section of Tawang Kanjur. Published in "Seminar on Alexander Csoma De Koros organized by Hungarian Cultural Centre in collaboration with Central Institute and UGC from 11-12 Nov. 99. at Delhi.
  12. Bhotavasiyo ki dristi me Aryadesa bharata. Published in "Bharata Tibbata maitri sangha sammelana patrika." Varanasi. 2001. pp 51-55.
  13. The life and teachings of Gautam Buddha. Published in "Prajna" Journal of BHU, Vol. 47-48. No.1-2, 2001-03 pp.179-194.
  14. Overview of Cultural Links between India and Tibet. It's Legacies for Posterity. Jampa Samten, Published in "Religion, Art and Architecture" Edited by Anupam Pande. D.K.Printworld(P) Ltd.New Delhi, 2004.
  15. Note on the study of Pali version and Tibetan translations of Mahaparinirvanasutra. Published in its Proceeding "Mahayana Buddhism: History and Culture" edited by Darrol Bryant and Susan Bryant, Tibet House, 2008. pp.101-110.
  16. ལི་ཡུལ་གྱི་དགེ་འདུན་བོད་ནང་ཡུལ་གྱར་དུ་ཕེབས་ནས་བསྟན་པར་ཞབས་ཏོག་ཇི་ལྟར་ཞུས་སྐོར་གླེང་བ། ."11th International conference of Tibetan Studies held in Bonn from Aug 27 to 2nd September, 2006.
  17. Overview of Mongolian Patronage to Gelugpa School of Tibetan Buddhism.  Paper presented at  International conference on "world of Asia" held in Buryatia, Russian Federation from 27th June - 2nd July 2007.Published in Tibet Journal', Vol.xxxii,No.3.2007.p.11-21. 
  18. འཇམ་དཔལ་རྩ་རྒྱུད་ལས་བོད་ཡུལ་ཆགས་ཚུལ་དང་། བོད་ཀྱི་རྒྱལ་པོ་ལུང་བསྟན་པར་གྲགས་པའི་སྐོར་ལ་དཔྱད་གཏམ། Paper presented at National conference on Bod kyi lo rgyus gleng ba organised by Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala on 30th November, 2006. Published in its proceeding " Bod kyi lo rgyus gleng ba" published by LTWA, 2008.pp.117-128.
  19. བཅོམ་ལྡན་རིག་རལ་ (1227-1305) གྱིས་བསྒྲིགས་པའི་བཀའ་བསྟན་དཀར་ཆག་ "བསྟན་པ་རྒྱས་པ་རྒྱན་གྱི་མེ་ཏོག་" ཞེས་བྱ་བའི་ནང་དོན་ངོ་སྤྲོད་མདོ་ཙམ་གླེང་བ། Presented paper on "Golden Jubilee Namgyal Institute of Tibetology", Gangtok. Sikkim, International Conference held from 1st-5th October, 2008, Published in its Proceedings.
  20. Buddhist analysis of the cause of the Social Disharmony and its solutions.  Presented at the National Seminar organized by Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, B.H.U. from 26-28 February, 2002 and published in its proceeding "Buddhism and Social Ideals" published by Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, B.H.U., pp.153-158
  21. Notes on the Thirteenth Dalai Lama's confidential letter to the Tsar of Russia. Published in "The Earth Ox Papers: Proceedings of the International Conference on Tibetan and Himalayan studies," held at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives from 3-5 September,2009 in Special Issue of Tibet Journal, pp.357-369
  22. On the Legality of the Mongolia-Tibet Treaty of 1913 presented at International Symposium on "1913 treaty between Mongolia and Tibet” held at Ulan Bator, Mongolia from 12-14 October, 2010. Published in “The Tibet Journal” Vol. XL, No.1 Spring-Summer 2015, LTWA, Dharamsala, 2015. Pp.3-21.
  23. Notes on Ulan Bator Copy of Peking Kagyur by Jampa Samten & Hiroaki Niisaku. Tibet Journal, Vol. XXXVI No. 3, autumn 2011. p. 3-13.
  24. Introductory Notes on 14th century Records on Mahaboddhi Temple Complex of Buddha Gaya (རྡོ་རྗེ་གདན་གྱི་བྱང་ཆུབ་ཆེན་པོའི་མཆོད་རྟེན) and its Surroundings by Jampa Samten. Published in Dharmadoot, the journal of Mahabodhi Society of India. 2015.
  25. Six Tibetan Epistles for the Mongol Rulers Hulegu and Khubilai, and the Tibetan Lama Pagpa. By Jampa Samten & Dan Martin. Published in “Trails of the Tibetan Tradition”. Paper for Elliot Sperling edited by Roberto Vilali. Amnye Machen Institute, Dharamsala, 2014. Pp.297-332.
  26. The Secret Signs (Chommaka) as Described in the Laghusaṁvaratantra and other Buddhist Higher Yoga Tantras. Presented at "International Conference on Chinese and Tibetan Tantric Buddhism" at IIAS, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, to be held from 16-18 June, 2014. Forthcoming publication.
  27. The Compilation of Mahavyutpatti and sgra sbyor bam gnyis: An operative endeavor to maintain the Uniformity of Tibetan Translation Language. Presented at "International Conference on 'Mahavyupatti': A Renewal of Classic in Translating Tibetan Buddhist Canon."Organized by Translation Institute for Tibetan Buddhist Canon, Dongguk University, South Korea, held on 2nd December, 2016.

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