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Praises to the Twenty-one Taras

Tara is a deity whom all the sects of Tibetan Buddhism has relied upon. Also the ancient Indian masters of the past, such as Atisha, relied on Tara as a special deity. The great Kadampa masters of Tibet, Lama Tsongkhapa and all the lineage gurus relied on Tara. In short, when you look at all the holy beings of the four […]

The Life of Chokgyur Lingpa

The Life of Chokgyur Lingpa is the biography told by Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche. Chokgyur Lingpa (1829-1870) was a tibetan terton or treasure revealer, meaning a person who discovers ancient texts or “Termas“. Chokgyur Lingpa is regarded as one of the major tertons in Tibetan history, his termas are widely practiced by both the Kagyu and Nyingma schools. Chokgyur Lingpa means ‘Sanctuary of […]

The Four Dharmas of Gampopa by Thrangu Rinpoche Geshe Lharampa

The Four Dharmas Of Gampopa by Thrangu Rinpoche Geshe Lharampa. Gampopa Sönam Rinchen was born in Nyal, Eastern Tibet, in 1079 and he died in 1153. He formulated his Dharma-lessons around four teachings: Grant your blessing so that my mind may turn towards the Dharma Grant your blessing so that Dharma may progress along the path Grant your blessing so […]

The Instructions of Gampopa : A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path translated by Dr. Konchok Rigzen

The Instructions of Gampopa : A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path is here in a new translation from Tibetan (2010) by Dr. Konchok Rigzen who has received special teachings on The Instructions of Gompopa by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama Stanzin Gyatso. The book is for the preliminary practitioners who understands the practice of the Buddha Dharma […]

A Guide to Shamatha Meditation by Thrangu Rinpoche

A Guide to Shamatha Meditation. Traditionally, it is said that to achieve enlightenment one has to first listen to or study the dharma, next one has to contemplate it, and finally one has to actually practice what has been learned through meditation. All Buddhist schools share and emphasis on meditation, particularly on tranquillity and insight meditation. These are often called by […]

The Four Mindfulnesses

The Four Mindfulnesses – On the basis of a poem by the seventh Dalai Lama with commentary by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche, written as transcripts of talks held by Gelek Rimpoche in 2005 and 2006. Download the entire ebook here  (193 pages):         The Four Mindfulnesses  

Art of Attention

Art of Attention is written by Pannyavaro, who founded Buddhanet.net back in 1993 – one of the oldest and most comprehensive Buddhist websites. This book was written to be published on the site.  The author states in the foreword that the art of attention is the common thread underpinning all schools of Buddhist meditation: Mahamudra in the Tibetan […]

The Tibetan Book of the Dead – PDF ebook

The Tibetan Book of the Dead – or the Bardo Thodol is the English translation of the famous Tibetan death text, The Great Liberation upon Hearing in the Intermediate State. Bardo Thodol means “liberation by hearing on the after death plane”, it was originally written in the Tibetan and is meant to be a guide […]

An Introduction to Mahamudra Meditation by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche Geshe Lharampa

An Introduction to Mahamudra Meditation by The Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche Geshe Lharampa is an important guide to the technique. During the flourishing of the Mahamudra teachings in India  in the 8th to 12th centuries there were innumerable people who practiced Mahamudra and who then attained realization through this practice. Literally Mahamudra means  “great seal” or “great symbol.” It is […]

A Brief Overview of the Bardo by Thrangu Rinpoche Geshe Lharampa

A Brief Overview of the Bardo by Thrangu Rinpoche Geshe Lharampa is a great companion to The Tibetan Book of the Dead or The Bardo Thodol. In this short text the author gives a modern overview of the bardos and stages we go through during the days after death. At the same time Thrangu Rinpoche Geshe Lharampa outlines what specific meditations […]

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