With the recent release of the Tibetan eText Repository into the TBRC Library, we are making available a searchable Tibetan Buddhist Canon. Both the Kangyur and Tengyur can now be searched as distinct corpus of texts or together as a unit.
There are now 2 versions of the eKangyur and 1 eTengyur in the repository:
1) bka’ ‘gyur (sde dge) (W4CZ5369) — Dege Kangyur
2) bka’ ‘gyur dpe bsdur ma (W1PD96682) — Comparative Kangyur
3) bstan ‘gyur dpe bsdur ma (W1PD95844) — Comparative Tengyur
The Dege eKangyur is derived from the computer input of that printing, originally produced under the patronage of the Dege King Tenpa Tsering under the editorial oversight by Palpung Tai Situ Chokyi Jungne in 1733. The modern comparative versions of the eKangyur and eTengyur are annotated with references to alternative readings in various printings, making them particularly useful for search.
Searches for key terms and phrases in both the Comparative eKangyur and eTengyur point to exact page matches. This correlation of eText to scanned page enables deep search in the Tibetan canonical context.
Searching the eKangyur and eTengyur Video Demo
Advanced eText Search
To search the canon – go to the Advance Search (eTexts) – select Namsel OCR under Organizations and scroll down to select either “bka’ ‘gyur (dpe bsdur ma)” or “bstan ‘gyur (dpe bsdur ma).”
Search within the eKangyur or eTengyur
Within the Work record for either the Kangyur or Tengyur, there is the option to search that particular Work via the “Search in eTexts” tab,
Searching the Dege eKangyur
Within the Work record for the Dege Kangyur (W4CZ5369), there is the option to search via the “Search in eTexts” tab,
Search Both the eKangyur and eTengyur
To search the eKangyur and eTengyur simultaneously, select the bka’ ‘gyur dang bstan ‘gyur Topic and enter your search term.