“Maitreya's Ornament for the Clear Realizations”

by Jeffrey Hopkins and Jongbok Yi

A rendering of the hidden teachings contained in the Perfection of Wisdom Sūtras.


“The Collected Topics of Epistemology”

by Steven Weinberger

Elucidating the meaning of Dharmakīrti’s Commentary on Dignāga’s “Compilation of Valid Cognition.”


“The Two Truths in the Middle Way Consequence School”

by Guy Newland

Exploring the two truths in Chandrakirti's “Supplement to the Middle” (madhyamaka-avatāra).


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About the UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies

About the Work of the Institute

The UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies is a non-profit organization dedicated to translating texts into English and Chinese from the shared heritage of Tibetan and Inner Asian Buddhist systems. All UMA's publications present English and Tibetan together for comparison. We distribute our translations free of charge across the internet.


UMA stands for "Union of the Modern and the Ancient" and also means "Middle Way" in Tibetan. Founded by Jeffrey Hopkins, renowned scholar and human-rights activist, the UMA Institute is unique in that most of our translators have worked together for decades. More importantly, all share a consistent vocabulary and produce translations in a uniform style.


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