C.V. Starr East Asian Library

Lama Anagarika Govinda papers, 1945-1993

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 10940645 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Anagarika Govinda, Lama (Ernst Lothar), 1898-1985; Winkler, Ken
Title Lama Anagarika Govinda papers, 1945-1993
Physical Description 1.25 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Language(s) English , German .

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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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Lama Anagarika Govinda papers; Box and Folder; C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

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

Processing Information

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.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Anagarika Govinda, Lama (Ernst Lothar), 1898-1985 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Buddhism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sangharakshita, Bhikshu, 1925-2018 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.