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Series 2: Ken Winker's Research Files
Series 3: Lama Govinda
Series 4: Printed Materials
At a Glance
Scope and Contents
The Lama Anagarika Govinda Papers contain biographical materials, correspondence, articles and book publications, photos and interviews related to Lama Govinda. These were collected primarily by biographer Ken Winkler. The letters include correspondence written to and by Lama Govinda, as well as letters to the biographer by personal friends and certain institutions who offer details regarding the teacher's life.
Using the Collection
C. V. Starr East Asian Library
Conditions Governing Access
This collection has no restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The C.V. Starr East Asian Library maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creators and their heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Lama Anagarika Govinda papers; Box and Folder; C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University Library.
Certain books have been removed from the archival collection and cataloged into the circulating collection. These books can be found in CLIO by searching "Lama Anagarika Govinda Papers".
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, C. V. Starr East Asian Library
Processed by Tenzin Yewong Dongchung, 2017.
Finding aid drafted by Tenzin Yewong Dongchung and Lauran Hartley, 2017. Finding aid finalized by graduate intern Catherine Tsuji, 2021.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Lama Anagarika Govinda (1898-1985), born Ernst Lothar Hoffmann, was the founder of the order of the Arya Maitreya Mandala and a teacher of Buddhist meditation, as well as a painter and poet.